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DEDICATION 

THIS 50TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM IS GRATEFULLY 
DEDICATED TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND TO THE 
MANY MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE WORKED SO 
FAITHFULLY THROUGH THE YEARS TO MAKE OUR 
PRESENT CHURCH AND FACILITIES A REALITY. 



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My Dear Parishioners and Friends, 



Fifty years ago, a few Greek immigrants 
in our City of Norfolk, started a local com- 
munity. When they came to America they 
were aware of the lack of a spiritual cen- 
ter, a center to pray together as a group. 
Sorrows and grief were their companions 
but they sharpened their initiatives, de- 
veloped their intuition. They had many 
things in common; it was the same cause 
which brought them here; it was because 
of the same reason that they underwent 
deprivations and bereavements; it was 
the same desire to be together, to pray 
together, to chat together, to smile to- 
gether. They decided to create a spiritual 
center and they did. 

After those fifty years, no one has or 
could have the same experience, because 
the people, who now come as immigrants 
have their relatives and friends, finding 
sympathy, work, education and seldom 
have their smiles replaced by tears. Not 
only are their intimate relatives waiting 
for them, but the American attitude has 
changed. It is much more sympathetic to 
the immigrants unlike the situation fifty 
years ago when the foreigner was an 
undesirable and was unscrupulously 
treated as ameans rather than an end. 
Some present day immigrants are rather 
unappreciative at the expense of their pre- 
decessors and relatives, who suflfered and 
fought for the improvements of the ad- 
vantages given to them by this blessed 
land of ours. 

Some say that "my uncle is illiterate; ho 
is unschooled." The mere fact that his 
uncle or father does not know the art of 
writing and reading very well does not 



mean that he hasn't mastered the knowl- 
edge of his occupation and developed a 
wisdom that only experience and age can 
teach. For good or bad he reacted to the 
needs of his family and to the appeal of 
his fatherland overseas. This man and 
thousands of others like him were send- 
ing thirty million dollars per year to their 
relatives and, through them, to their 
fatherland. They established competitive 
businesses in America and have struggled 
to give the best education to their off- 
springs. They swallowed their pride to 
make us proud. We are amazed today at 
their vision. This should not be called 
illiteracy, but courage and unselfishness. 

This year we dedicate with reverence 
the semi-centennial celebration in apprecia- 
tion of those pilgrims and their accom- 
plishments. Don't make the mistake of 
comparing their eff"orts at the beginning 
of their community with the measure- 
ments of today, because they, as the 
founders and pilgrims, paved the way, 
while we only walk on it ; they started with 
roots, while we now only water the fruit- 
ful tree. They built businesses; gave en- 
vironement to you by undergoing humilia- 
tion, poverty and grief. Many of them 
have passed on ; some are still with us. Let 
all of us unite our gratitudes in prayers 
and thanks for them that started as immi- 
grants fifty years ago and have left to us 
today a solid foundation, built with their 
blood, sweat and tears assuring us a 
better and greater future. 

Yours in Christ, 

FR. CONSTANTINE BITHOS 




MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 



This year we are celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Church 
"Annunciation" in the City of Norfolk. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my 
privilege to extend warmest greetings to all members of our community. 

This Golden Anniversary Celebration is the result of community cooperation 
throughout the years. We all have a right to be proud of our many accomplishments 
during the past fifty years. 

I am confident that in the future the members of our community will continue 
to expand the present church facilities being enjoyed by our parishioners and children. 
With His Blessing may our Spiritual and Community life continue to grow. 

Theodore F. Constant 
President, Board of Trustees 






PROCLAMATION 



WHEREAS, the people of Greece, after UOO years of 
despotic foreign rale, commenced their fight for 
independence on March 25, 1821, and 

WHEREAS, the Greek nation was a loyal ally of 
the Western Powers in World Ylar II; later corabatted 
Comraunism and has been a symbol of freedom throughout 
the years, and 

WHEREAS, the Norfolk Greek Orthodox community 
will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Norfolk 
during the week of March 19-26, 1961 



NOW, THEREFORE, I, W. F. Duckworth, Hayor of the 
City of Norfolk, do hereby proclaim ?ilarch 2$, 196l 
as 



GREEK INDICT f^I€)£NCE DAY 

and call upon our citizens to join our Greek friends 
in their observance of this historic anniversary. 

Given under ray hand this 17th day of January, 1961. 




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Governor of the State of Virginia 






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J. Lindsay Almond. Jr. 

Governor 



TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 
••ANNUNCIATION" : 



I am privileged to have the honor of 
sending you congratulations upon the occasion of 
the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Greek Orthodox 
Church "Annunciation" and also upon Greek Independ- 
ence Day, March 25. 

The cultural contributions of Greece 
and its peoples to the world are not surpassed 
by any other nation. The founding fathers of this 
great Republic derived many of their ideas and 
principles from Ancient Greek scholars and philos- 
ophers. For this contribution the democracies of 
the world will ever be grateful. 

The valiant Greek people won their 
independence from Turkey in a long struggle that 
began on March 25, 1821 and ended in 1^30. Descend- 
ants of these patriots waged a brilliant battle 
against overwhelming odds during World War II and 
fought off successfully the Fascist hordes of 
Mussolini and were forced to succumb only to the 
overwhelming power of Nazi Germany. 

The Greek people who have migrated 
to the United States have contributed also to 
the advancement and growth of the United States. 
It gives me a great deal of pleasure to wish them 
success and happiness on the occasion of these 
two great events. 



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J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. 
Governor 




We, the Co-Chairmen, appointed for the planning and staging of the 
50th Anniversary Celebration of the Greek Orthodox Church of Norfolk, 
want to extend the heart-felt thanks of the entire congregation of our 
church, to our many friends and patrons who, by their generosity, have 
made possible this Album. 

We also want to acknowledge each committeeman and committee- 
woman for the giving of their time and talents, thus assuring the success of 
this r)Oth Anniversary Celebration. 



PETER S. PAPPAS 
GEORGE P. KOTARIDES 



50th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE 



Co-chainnan, Peter S. Pappas 



George P. Kotarides 



Banquet Committee 

Augustus Anninos — Toastmaster 
James Manos — Chairman 
George Gabriel 
Nick Vourlas 



Thymes Thymides 
George Bacalis 
Arthur Polizos 



Publicity & Entertainment Committee 

D. Galanides — Chairman Tim Mathas 

Peggy Anninos 



Peter 

Arthur G. Polizos 



George Gabriel- 
Gus Fountos 



Luncheon Committee 
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Sam Nikitas 
Thymos Thymides 



Album Book Committee 



Theodore F. Constant, Chairman 

Rev. Constantine Bithos 

Tim Mathas 

Tom Vourlas 

Stacey Mandelaris 

Kathy Polizos 

Chris Hariton 

Bessie Lira 

George Bacalis 

Nick Trahadias 

James Kukunas 



Luke Constantinides 
Connie Constant 
Harry Kostopolus 
Angelo Christie 
Peter D. Galanides 
Georgia Kotarides 
Athena Coutavas 
Constantine Rogis 
Nicholas J. Georges 
Leo Michaels 



Director of Budget — Nick Vourlas 



Decorating & Hospitality Committee 



Lillie Babalas — Chairman 

Eva Nichols 

Penny Chiistopoulos 

Polly Loizides 

Elizabeth Nicholas 

Margret Christ 

Tena Gretas 

Mimi Gabriel 

Alice Mathews 

Niki Patsalides 

Kiki Koutroulas 



Bessie Lira — Chairman 
Connie Constant 
Helen Cremedas 
Mary Vassos 
Jenny Gretakis 
Tena Gretes 
Mary Kyrus 
George Bacalis 
James Kukunas 
Arthur Polizos 



Ticket Sales 



Kiki Koutroulias 
Mary Kynas 
Ellen Sukey 
Mary Vourlas 
Caroline Papafil 
Jenny Gretakis 
Mary Barnett 
Athena Coutavas 
Connie Constant 
Bessie Lira 
Virginia Rogis 



Helen Christie 
Mary Vourlas 
Theodore F. Constant 
Peter Mathews 
Nick Trahadias 
Angelo Christie 
Leo Michaels 
Constantine Rogis 
Tim Mathas 



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH "ANNUNCIATION" 
GRANBY & FIFE ST., NORFOLK, VA. 

MARCH 19th - 26th 



SUNDAY, MARCH 19th 

10.30 a.m. — Divine Liturgy, Bishop Germanos of Nysso, OflFicioting 
7:30 p.m. — Anniversary Banquet: Prime Ribs and Pastichio 

Entertainment by Greek Folk Singer, Ted Alevizos 
Honored Guests and Principle Speakers Include: 
BISHOP GERMANOS, Bishop of Nyssa 
ESTES KEFAUVER, United States Senator 

ARISTIDE N. PILAVACHI, Royal Greek Embassy, Washington, D. C. 
FRED DUCKWORTH, Mayor of Norfolk, Va. 
CAPT. M. N. YOUNG, Chaplain, U. S. Atlantic Fleet 

MONDAY, MARCH 20th 

7:30 p.m. — Worship Service. Guest speaker: Reverend Reginald C. Groff, Episcopal 
Church of the Advent. Social hour sponored by Cypriot Benevolent 
Society. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 21st 

7:30 p.m. — Worship Service. Guest speaker: Reverend Mr. Joel B. Whitten, Jr., 
Knox Presbyterian Church. Social hour sponsored by Junior and 
Senior GOYA. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd 

7:30 p.m. — Worship Service. Guest speaker: Reverend Mr. David H. Burr, Royster 
Memorial Presbyterian Church. Social hour sponsored by Greek 
School P.T.A. (Reunion). 

THURSDAY, MARCH 23rd 

7:30 p.m. — Worship Service. Guest speaker; Chaplain Roy Bishop, Captain (USN) 
5th Naval District. Social hour sponsored by the Hellenic Woman's 
Club. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 24th 

7:30 p.m. — Worship Service. Guest speaker: Reverend Mr. Hugh Burleigh, Epworth 
Methodist Church. Social hour sponsored by the Daughters of 
Penelope and Ahepa. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 25th 
7:30 p.m. — Vesper Service 

9:00 p.m. — Anniversary Dance, featuring International Singing Star, ELENI BART- 
SERI and PETER KARA and His Orchestra. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 26th 

10:30 a.m. — Divine Liturgy: Luncheon Immediately Following 




NICHOLAS J. GEORGES 
CHAIRMAN 

BUILDING COMMITTEE 
1952 - 1956 



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COSTAS MAROULIS 
CHAIRMAN 

BUILDING COMMITTEE 
1956 - 1961 



THE PRIESTS WHO SERVED OUR COMMUNITY 


REV. FATHER GEORGE SMYRNAKIS . . . 


. 1911 




JOHN ANTONIADES .... 


. 1912-1915 




WILLIAM AVRAMOPOULOS . 


. 1915-1917 




CONSTANTINE KOULOULIAS 


. 1918-1921 




ATHANASIOS AVLONITIS . 


. 1921-1923 




EFTHYMIOS KOSTOPOULOS 


. 1923-1924 




ATHANASIOS AVLONITIS . 


. 1924 




SOPHRONIOS GEORGIADES 


1924-1927 




ANTHONY JOANNIDES . . . 


1927-1928 




GEORGE DIORIDES .... 


1928-1931 




NEOPHYTOS VAMBAKOS . . 


1931-1932 




GEORGE MESARCHAKIS . . 


1932 




CHRYSOSTOM TRAHADIAS . 


1933 




DEMETRIOS MESIRIS . . . 


1933-1934 




NICEPHOR PAVLOU .... 


1935-1938 




AGAPIOS GOULAMIS .... 


1939 




NICANDROS PINATSIS . . . . 


1939-1946 




PANOS STAMOS 


1946-1947 




PHILOTHEOS AHLADAS . . . 


1948-1950 




JOACHIM PAPACHRISTOU . . 


1951-1955 




C. HATZILAMPROU 


1955 




ANTHONY PAPPAS 


1955-1958 




CONSTANTINE BITHOS . . . 


1958 



THE PRESIDENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY 



GEORGE C. CHRISTOPOULOS 1913-1915 

THEOPHANIS KARANIKOLAS 1916-1917 

GEORGE C. CHRISTOPOULOS 1918-1921 

ELIAS PANAGOPOULOS 1922-1924 

CHRIST GEORGIOU 1925 

GEORGE KARANGELEN 1926 

CHRIST GEORGIOU 1927-1928 

DEMETRIOS BASSIL 1929 

SOTERIOS DOUROS 1930 

NICHOLAS TRAHADIAS 1931 

ELIAS PANAGOPOULOS 1932 

CHRIS P. CHRISTOPOULOS 1933-1934 

PETER J. BOOGADES 1935-1938 

CHRYSANTHOS THEMIDES 1939 

CHRIS P. CHRISTOPOULOS 1940-1941 

EFSTATHIOS (TOM) ANARGYROS 1942-1945 

PETER J. BOOGADES 1946 

MICHAEL COLLAS 1947 

CHRIS P. CHRISTOPOULOS 1948 

EFSTATHIOS (TOM) ANARGYROS 1949 

GEORGE PANAGOPOULOS (PAHNO) .... 1950-1953 

AUGUSTUS ANNINOS 1954-1955 

PETER MATHEWS 1956-1957 

THEODORE F. CONSTANT 1958-1961 



FIFTY YEARS OF PROGRESS 



The year of our Lord 1961 commemo- 
rates 50 years of service by the Greek 
Orthodox Church of Norfolk, to the spirit- 
ual needs of the Orthodox faithful of our 
community. This committee, in tracing the 
life of the Greek Orthodox Church, in Nor- 
folk, has been filled with awe and sincere 
admiration at the sacrifices made by the 
founding fathers of our beloved com- 
munity. 

In writing any factual history of this 
kind, it is necessary to go back to the very 
first Greek immigrant and trace the course 
of events from that time to the present. 
Based on all the records available to us, 
that first Greek immigrant was Mr. John 
Gretes, who settled in Norfolk in 1898. To 
the best of our knowledge, he was followed 
here in 1900 by the late George Christo- 
poulos and his wife Paraskevi. 

Shortly after the turn of the century, 
less than a dozen men and women had 
emigrated fi-om the shores of Greece to 
oui- city here on the shores of Virginia. 
Everything was strange to them, the coun- 
try and the language. They missed their 
families and friends, but most of all they 
missed theii' church. 

Unable to aflFord a permanent priest, 
our forerunners relied upon the Rev. Fr. 
Constantine Doroi)oulos, of Baltimore, 
Md., to minister to their spiritual needs. 
Understanding the plight of these new 
immigrants, the pastor of historic Old St. 
Paul's Church offei-ed them the use of his 
church foi" the occasional services. Tliis 
church was used intermittently for the 
next ten years. 

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 3, 
1911, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated 
by the first permanent pi'iest. the Rev. Fi-. 
George Smyrnakis, in Old Christ and St. 
Lukes Church on Freemason and Cumber- 
land Streets. This was truly a momentous 
occasion, for this was actually the bii'th 
of our church. Our forefathers worked 
long and hard to attain this goal of a 
permanent priest and a permanent church. 
The late George Christopoulos, the late 
George Karangelen, the late Archie Padis, 
and the late Pericles J. Boogades, initiated 
a drive among the handful of Greek Oi'tho- 
dox people in Norfolk and raised $.'{00.00. 



This money was foi'warded to the late 
Archbishop of Athens, Theoklitos, with a 
request to furnish the community with a 
permanent pi'iest. The Aixhbishop honored 
this request by sending the Rev. Fr. 
George Smyrnakis along with all the neces- 
sary litui-gical items needed to conduct 
religious services. At this first service, 
twenty-five faithful members were in at- 
tendance. Now that we had a permanent 
priest and i"egulai- church services were 
being held, the community entered into 
an agreement to rent the Old Christ 
Church for $33.00 a month. 

The same committee of men formulated 
a constitution and by-laws. Realizing the 
tremendous responsibilities they had un- 
dertaken, they sought Divine Guidance 
and assistance by acknowledging our Lord 
and Savior, Jesus Christ, as their Spiritual 
Head and President. They also agreed that 
the presiding officer of the church would 
be the oldest man on the committee. This 
interim committee that acted as the gov- 
erning body of our community until 1913, 
consisted of George Christopoulos, George 
Kai'angelen, Archie Padis, Constantine 
Kalevos, Chris Gabriel, Emanuel Con- 
stantinides, and James Constantopoulos. 
The sole survivor of this committee, James 
Constantopoulos, served as its treasurer. 

In 1913, the late George Christopoulos 
initiated a movement to hold a General 
Assembly meeting foi' the purpose of elect- 
ing off'icers and a Board of Trustees for 
the community. As a result of this meet- 
ing, Mr. Christopoulos became the first 
duly elected Pi'esident of our community, 
serving from 1913 to 1915. 

By devoting his entire life to the estab- 
lishment of our Orthodox Community and 
by constantly striving to perpetuate its 
mission, it is evident that Mr. Christo- 
poulos must be considered the father of 
our community. 

Mr. Christopoulos was again elected 
president of the community in 1918. Along 
with Pei-icles Boogades and Archie I'adis, 
he was insti-umental in the )-»ui-chase of 
Old Christ Church, for $27,000.00. The 
Church was purchased in 1919, at which 
time $20,000.00 was paid. The balance of 
$7,000.00 was paid within two years. 



In November of 1922, the Rev. Fr. 
Athanasios Avlonitis was the pastor of 
our community. These were indeed trying 
times due to the political upheaval that 
embraced all of Greece. This struggle 
within Greece had caused the Greek peo- 
ple all over the world to divide between 
the Royalist and Liberal Camps. Our com- 
munity was affected when the Royalist 
group withdrew from the church and 
formed the Holy Trinity Church, with the 
Rev. Fr. John Vassiliades as their pastor. 
Within two years all differences were 
settled and our community was reunited. 
At that time. Father Vassiliades moved 
to Raleigh, N. C, where he founded the 
Greek Orthodox Church as we know it 
today. Therefore, out of the civil turmoil 
in Norfolk, a new community was estab- 
lished in Raleigh. 

Our community, once more unanimous 
in purpose, continued to grow, and as a 
child is nurtured into manhood, so our 
community grew in number and in wis- 
dom. In 1940, the constitution and by-laws 
of the Greek Archdiocese of North and 
South America were recognized and adopt- 
ed. This memorable action was made pos- 
sible through the efforts of a number of 
men. The Rev. Fr. N. Penatsis and the 
then President Chris Christopoulos work- 
ing with a committee composed of the late 
Soterios Douros, the late Nicholas Psimas, 
Costas Maroulis, and Peter Collias studied 
the constitution and by-laws as submitted 
by the Archdiocese. At a General Meeting 
on March 17, 1940, the committee's report 
was accepted by the assembly. Thus our 
community recognized as its ecclesiastical 
authority, the Greek Archdiocese of North 
and South America, which is the sole rep- 
resentative of our Ecumenical Patriarch- 
ate in the Western Hemisphere. 

As the years went by, particularly with 
the passing of World War II, our congre- 
gation had increased many fold. Our needs 
had changed, the times had changed, and 
the city itself had changed. We had to 
look to the future needs of our congrega- 
tion. On August 15, 1943, under the spirit- 
ual guidance of His Grace, the Rt. Rev. 
Germanos of Nyssa, the Rev. Fr. N. 
Pinatsis, and the capable leadership of the 
then President, the late Efstathios (Tom) 
Anargyros, a building fund drive was 
initiated. This drive realized $37,500.00, 
which was invested in war bonds and ulti- 
mately retui-ned $50,000.00. As our pres- 



ent facilities became more and more in- 
adequate, the demand for immediate ac- 
tion became great. The late Rev. Fr. Panos 
Stamos and Peter J. Boogades took the 
first steps to meet the challenge of ex- 
pansion. At a General Assembly meeting, 
on December 29, 1946, a motion was made 
to purchase our present site on Granby 
and Fife Streets. A committee composed 
of P. J. Boogades, Co.stas Maroulis, the 
late Soterios Douros and Mrs. Grace Baker 
was appointed to make a thorough study 
of this site. On January 19, 1947, at a 
general assembly meeting this committee 
recommended purchase of the site for 
$12,000.00. The recommendation was ac- 
cepted and the site purchased. 

This site would afford us adequate land 
for the construction of a church and com- 
munity center which we needed so badly. 
Parking facilities would also be ample. 
Due to building restrictions and a scarcity 
of materials, the idea of building was 
shelved until the summer of 1952. At this 
time, a committee was organized to ex- 
plore the feasibility of building. The serv- 
ices of Vernon A. Moore Associates were 
engaged to draw preliminary plans which 
would give as an approximate building 
cost. 

It was estimated that the first phase of 
our building program would cost in the 
vicinity of $300,000.00. This seemed a 
staggering sum to raise and so the com- 
mittee decided to consult a fund raising 
specialist. Upon presenting the facts, and 
an estimated cost of our new church to 
the fund raiser, he stated that before pro- 
ceeding with ways and means to raise the 
needed money, we would need at least one 
$50,000 donor, two $25,000 donors, and 
several $10,000 donors. When we informed 
him that we didn't have any such donors, 
he suggested that we postpone our project 
until we could get some big contributors. 
This pronouncement was indeed very dis- 
couraging to the committee. However, as 
we reflected upon the accomplishments of 
our pioneei'ing fathers in the face of even 
greater discouragements, we accepted the 
challenge and assumed the task of raising 
the funds ourselves. 

Shortly thereafter, in October 1952, the 
group met again and organized formally 
as the Building and Finance Committee 
of the Greek Orthodox Church, under the 
spiritual leadership of the late Rev. Fr. 



Joachim Papachristou. The officers of this 

committee were: 

Chairman: Nicholas J. Georges 
Vice Chairman : Costas Maroulis 
Treasurer: Demetrios Galanides 
Secretary : Peter K. Babalas 

At this first meeting, realizing that 
charity always begins at home, the com- 
mittee led the way by pledging amongst 
themselves the sum of $51,250. With this 
action, the corner stone of our drive was 
set. This gave us the impetus needed to 
proceed with our plans for building. 

Early in 1953, a second meeting was 
called at which time four fund raising 
groups were organized to canvass the com- 
munity. On February 23, 1953, the treas- 
ury of the building fund showed pledges 
of $99,600, and cash assets of $48,465. 
One month later, the treasurer reported 
that pledges had reached $110,250, and 
cash on hand was $53,910. In April, 
through the untiring efforts of Costas 
Maroulis, the remaining lots on the south- 
east corner of our property bordering Fife 
Street, were purchased by the building 
committee for $10,000. 

The A. & P. Construction Company was 
awarded the contract to build the first 
phase of our church project. This included 
the church, classrooms, and a small social 
hall. The contract was let in August of 
1953 for $325,000. At long last, the great 
day was at hand. After years of unfalter- 
ing work, our community was ready to 
officially start construction of our new 
Church in the best location possible. On 
September 13, 1953, ground breaking cere- 
monies were held with the Rev. Fr. 
Joachim Papachristou officiating. The 
honor of turning the first spade full of 
dirt went to Mr. P. J. Boogades. A silver 
shovel commemorating this event was pre- 
sented to Mr. Boogades by Peter K. Baba- 
las, the Master of Ceremonies, before a 
large crowd of enthusiastic viewers. 

The next milestone on our road to a new 
church was February 7, 1954, when His 
Eminence, the Late Archbishop Michael, 
assisted by the Rev. Fr. Papachi-istou, 
troweled the cement into the cornerstone 
of our new church. This event was viewed 
by many dignitaries. Among the 500 peo- 
ple in attendance was Mayor Fred Duck- 
woi-th, of Norfolk. That evening a corner- 
stone banquet was attended by over 300 



people at the Monticello Hotel. His Emi- 
nence, Archbishop Michael, gave the main 
address before such dignitaries as the 
Honorable and Mrs. Richard B. Spindle, 
the Honorable and Mrs. Clyde H. Jacob, 
Mr. George R. Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
A. Duke, Mr. and Mrs. Norman R. Hamil- 
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon A. Moore, and 
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Moore. 

The first services in our new church 
were held March 27, 1955. It was indeed 
a great day. Our hearts were filled with 
thanksgiving to Almighty God who had 
blessed our efforts. But still our hearts 
were heavy for we missed our spiritual 
leader. For only one month before, our 
congregation had been stunned by the sud- 
den passing of Fr. Papachristou. We 
wished he could have lived to enjoy the 
fruits of his labor. 

A Victory Banquet and Dance was held 
to celebrate the completion of the church. 
Highlights of the evening were speeches 
by the new Spiritual Leader of the com- 
munity. Rev. Fr. Anthony Pappas, the 
President of the community, Augustus 
Anninos, and the chairman of the build- 
ing committee, Nicholas J. Georges. 

Just prior to the Victory dance, the an- 
nouncement was made that the old church 
had been sold for $45,000. The official date 
of sale was May 17, 1955. The sale of the 
church was accomplished through the fine 
efforts of Nicholas Gretakis and Peter K. 
Babalas. 

During the next two years, it became 
obvious that although the new church was 
more than adequate for the religious 
services and ceremonies, there was a defi- 
nite shortage of classrooms for the Sun- 
day School. Therefore, in May of 1957, 
Mr. Costas Maroulis. now chairman of the 
Building Committee, was authorized by 
the General Assembly to constinict a build- 
ing housing six additional Sunday School 
rooms. Ml-, and Mrs. P. J. Boogades gen- 
erously donated $10,000 to be used to help 
pay for these new classrooms. 

Before any work was started on this 
project, a very memorable event took 
place. In our chui'ch social hall, a capacity 
crowd was on hand to witness the burning 
of the chui-ch mortgage. This honor went 
to the Hellenic Woman's Club who fur- 
nished the necessary funds to retire the 
$4,000 mortgage. Tliis never to be forgot- 
ten date was December 29, 1957. At this 



same ovont tlio Board of Trustees present- 
ed Ml-. Telemachos Anthoulides with a 
silver bowl and a scroll, marking his 35 
years of professional service to the church. 

Another big first for our church was 
the hiring of a permanent full time seci'e- 
tary on January 9, 1958. Our community 
had grown to the extent that a full time 
secretary had become a necessity. 

At a General Assembly meeting on Sun- 
day, January 19, 1958, the community, 
realizing the need for a Community Cen- 
ter, as well as class rooms to meet our 
ever increasing needs, passed a motion, 
made by the late Tom Anargyros and sec- 
onded by Paul Yeonas, to give the Board 
of Trustees full authority to erect a build- 
ing that would fulfill our every need. 

Vernon A. Moore and Associates, the 
architects that designed our church, w^ere 
employed to draw the plans and specifica- 
tions for our new Community Center and 
classrooms. Mr. L. J. Hoy, the general 
contractor, who submitted the lowest bid, 
w^as awarded the job of building our Com- 
munity Center by the Board of Trustees 
on June 24, 1958. 

Through the fine cooperation of the Sea- 
board Citizens National Bank, the Board 
of Trustees was able to borrow $150,000 
at only 4V2 9'^ interest. These funds en- 
abled us to move ahead swiftly with our 
new Community Center. 

On July 6, 1958, Mr. P. J. Boogades 
broke ground to initiate the building of 
our new center. The Rev. Fr. Anthony N. 
Pappas was on hand to furnish spiritual 
guidance. 

On Sunday, October 19, 1958, the Rev. 
Fr. Constantine Bithos assumed the re- 
sponsibilities of the Spiritual leader of 
our community. After celebrating his first 
Divine Liturgy in our church, an open 
house was held so that all the members 
would have an opportunity to meet him 
personally. 

On Sunday, November 30, 1958, an im- 
pressive procession of parishioners march- 
ed from the church to the Community Cen- 
ter site. There, with His Grace The Rt. 
Rev. Polyefktos, Bishop of Tropaion, Pitts- 
burgh Diocese, officiating and the Rev. 
Fr. Constantine Bithos assisting, the cor- 
nerstone of our new building was officially 
laid. 



Ai'ouiid ('hristmas of li)5S, an addition 
was made to the intei-ioi- of our church. 
Through the effoils of the late Tom Anar- 
gyros, $2,700 was i-aised for the beautiful 
new Aghia Trapeza (Holy Table) that is 
now in our altai'. This money came from 
27 different people of our community. 

After church services on Sunday, Mai'ch 
8, 1959, Bishop Germanos of Constantia, 
of the New Yoi'k Diocese, blessed our new- 
Community Center. To celebrate the open- 
ing of our new all purpose building, the 
Hellenic Community Center, a gala dance 
was held that evening. With music sup- 
plied by Gus Vali and his oi'chestra from 
New York, 750 joyous parishoners danced 
to both Greek and American music and 
had a most enjoyable evening. At this most 
successful aff'air, we were able to realize 
a net profit of $10,830, from a program 
book with ads, dance tickets, cloak room 
service and the sale of soft drinks. This 
money was applied toward the new center 
which cost $184,929.96. This total was 
comprised of the following expendituj-es : 

Original Contract $144,843.00 

Plastering Ceiling — 

Changing of lights 7,025.59 

Tiling floors and kitchen wall 1,734.47 

Dimmers foi- lights 1,463.04 

Air Conditioning 10,711.25 

Other Extras 822.27 

Filling Lot 4,201.15 

Tables and Chairs 3,124.55 

Water Fountain 222.46 

Office and Check Room 

Equipment 922.32 

Stone on parking lot 956.50 

Stage Curtains ... 1,149.59 

Architect Fees 7,753.77 

Total $184,929.96 

Our Center was further enriched by an 
anonymous donor who gave a $1,600 Baby 
Grand piano. In addition the Hellenic Wo- 
man's Club equipped the kitchen in full, 
at a cost of $12,000. 

At a special General Assembly meeting 
on Sunday, May 31, 1959, the Board of 
Trustees was authorized to accept the 
lowest bid of $29,710, by E. M. Pope Con- 
struction Company, to build a parish home 
on Midfield Street. In order to accomplish 
this project, they were also authorized to 
borrow^ $25,000 from Seaboard Citizens 
National Bank. 



Our community was truly blessed on 
Sunday, January 17, 1960, when His Emi- 
nence Archbishop lakovos of North and 
South America celebrated the Divine 
Liturg-y for the first time in our church. 
Through the efforts of Costas Maroulis 
and the courtesy of WTAR-TV, our church 
services were televised for the first time 
in this area. 

Our parishioners turned out in force to 
hear the enriching words of His Emmi- 
nence Archbishop lakovos of the Greek 
Orthodox Church of North and South 
America. The public comments to this 
viewing were indeed overwhelming. That 
evening, over 400 people attended a Prime 
Rib banquet honoring His Emminence 
Archbishop lakovos. Included among those 
who were there paying their respects to 
the Archbishop, were many prominent 
local and state officials. 

In March, 1960, the Rev. Fr. Bithos and 
his family moved into the completed Par- 
ish home. This was a fitting way for our 
community to bring to a close the first 50 
years of growth and progress of our be- 
loved Annunciation Church, in Norfolk, 
Virginia. The final payment to the con- 
tractor was made in April of 1960. The 
Rev. Fr. and Presvitera Bithos opened 
their home to the pai'ishioners for coffee 
and sweets on May 27, 1960, which ap- 
propriately was St. Constantines Day. 

As of this writing, we have celebrated 
50 years of Orthodoxy in Norfolk. The 
week of March 19 thi'u the 26th was pro- 
claimed "Greek Orthodox Week" in Nor- 
folk, by Mayor Fred Duckworth. A full 
schedule of activities was arranged by the 



chairman of the 50th Anniversary Com- 
mittee, George Kotarides and Peter S. 
Pappas. The week's festivities were begun 
with a banquet. Guests at this banquet 
were : Sen. Estes Kefauver, First Counsel- 
or to the Greek Ambassador, Ariscide N. 
Pilavachi, and Bishop Germanos. During 
the week, various services were held 
nightly with distinguished speakers on 
hand each night. Saturday night brought 
the International singing star, Eleni Bar- 
teri and the music of Peter Kara into our 
Community Center for a gala evening of 
dancing and entertainment. That week's 
activities will be longed remembered by 
all who attended. 

As we look back over our 50 years of 
progress, it is an amazing fact that the 
month of March has been the dominant 
month in the history of our community. 
In this month, we had the celebration of 
a Liturgy by our first permanent priest, 
recognition of the Archdiocese as our ec- 
clesiastical authority, the first Liturgy in 
our new church, the opening of our Com- 
munity Center and the opening of our 
Parish home. As we look to the future we 
see continued progress and growth. Our 
hopes and dreams will become reality as 
did the hopes and dreams of our forefath- 
ers. Projects to be considered first will 
be an educational wing, an outdoor athletic 
field, the paving of the parking lot and 
the landscaping of all the church grounds. 
As ever, it must be our goal to move for- 
ward, expanding and modernizing to meet 
the always increasing needs of our com- 
munity. 

THE END 



THE COMMITTEE WISHES TO THANK ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO COOP- 
ERATED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS ARTICLE. ALL OF THE AVAILABLE 
CHURCH RECORDS WERE THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THIS HIS- 
TORY. SHOULD THERE BE ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. WE WISH TO TAKE 
THIS OPPORTUNITY TO APOLOGIZE. 




GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH ANUNCIATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

FIRST ROW (left to right)— Nicholas Trahadias, Treasurer; Theodore F. Constant, President; Father 
Constantine Bithos, Priest; Peter Mathews, Vice President; Nick Vourlas, Secretary. 

SECOND ROW (left to right) — James Kukunas, George N. Bacalis, Angelo Christie, Leo N. Michael, 
Constantine P. Rogis. 



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HISTORY OF THE CHOIR 



The history of the church choir decends 
back to 1933. Though it is impossible to 
trace back to the person, or persons, who 
conceived the idea of organizing a church 
choir, it can be said that one of the first 
organizers was Mr. Harry Frank, who also 
became the first choir director. Mr. Chris 
P. Christoi)oulos, then President of the 
Churcli, was also very instrumental in the 
organization of the fii'st choir. 

Enough enthusiastic parishioners came 
forth to volunteer their services and tal- 
ents, and under the leadership of Mr. 
Frank, the chuix-h choir was born in 
Norfolk. The first choir robes were sewed 
by the members of the choir, in black and 
white. An old organ was purchased by the 



congregation for $60 from the Burroughs 
Memorial Church, and was placed in the 
balcony of the old church on Freemason 
Street, where the choir was then posi- 
tioned. 

In spite of the new sound and spirit, the 
new choir radiated to the church and its 
parishioners; there came from somewhat 
less spirited quarters, criticism and ob- 
jection to the formation of a choir. This 
innuendo was heard from a circle of parish- 
ionees advocating tiadition and conserva- 
tism within tlie realms of the cluirch and 
its services. W'itli the i)assing of time, how- 
ever, the opponnets of the formation of a 
choir soon retreated to the elements of 
change and i)rogress. 



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HISTORY OF THE CHOIR (Continued) 



Several months after the creation of the 
choir, the President of the Church, Mr. 
Christopoulos, and the church board, 
decided to call on Mr. Chris Jakovides in 
Detroit, Michigan, to come to Norfolk and 
direct the choir and conduct Greek School 
classes. 

After a successful two years in Norfolk 
as choir director, Mr. Jakovides accepted 
a post in another city, thus resigning his 
position here, and leaving Norfolk with no 
choir director. For the next six years, the 
choir functioned only at Easter, and other 
important holidays under the leadership 
of various chanters of the Church. 

When Mr. Christopoulos returned as 
president of the community in 1940, he 
proceeded to hire Mr. John Chrysostom, 
from out of town, to function as choir 
director and school master. Under this new 
leadership, the choir made great strides in 
its choral development. The choir grew in 
size and quality and was soon to be re- 
garded as one of the best Greek Orthodox 
Church choirs in the South. 

Unfortunately, in 1946, Mr. Chrysostom 
chose to resign his position here to enter 
another profession in another city. Upon 
this turn of events, the Church Board 
appointed Miss Aspasia Patsouris, upon 
the recommendation of Mr. Chrysostom, to 
assume the leadership of the now expand- 
ing choir. 

Using great delicacy of style and man- 
ner. Miss Patsouris successfully trained 
and developed the choir into using many 
choral techniques still used today. 

Miss Athena Bassil took over the di- 
rectorship of the choir in 1951 after 
Miss Patsouris married and could no longer 
direct. After a brief tenure as choir 
leader. Miss Bassil resigned and Mr. Jim 
Dalonas was summoned to temporarily lead 
the choir until another permanent director 
could be appointed. The appointment of 
Miss Peggy Davis, as permanent choir di- 
rector, was made in mid-1952. After a 
short duration as choir leader. Miss Davis 
relinguished the position to returning Miss 
Patsouris. 

Responding to her pressing family obli- 
gations. Miss Patsouris resigned and Mr. 
James Stamos was hired by the Board of 



Trustees to lead the choir in 1954. Mr. 
Stamos was director for six years until 
1960 when Mr. Dalonas was asked to 
return (as choir director) after a nine 
years absence. In 1961, Mr. Tim Mathas 
was appointed to assist Mr. Dalonas as the 
Assistant Choir Director. 

In the early years of the choir, the litur- 
gical hymnal arrangements of Nicholas 
Roubanis and John Sakelarides were util- 
ized by the choir until 1940. In that year, 
Mr. Chrysostom introduced the Greek 
Byzantine Liturgical Hymnal arranged by 
George Anastassion. This music has been 
the basic arrangement used by the choir 
since that time. In recent years, however, 
a more vivid and intense interpretation of 
the ancient Byzantine tones has been 
arranged by Frank Desby of the Los 
Angeles Greek Cathedral. The choir has 
adopted this new arrangement and will 
perform it sometime in the near future. 

Of course, the endless efforts and loyalty 
by the various church organists contri- 
buted to the success of the choir and can- 
not (for a moment) be overlooked. The 
first of these fine ladies was Penelope 
Bessias who was ably followed in order by 
Frances Hatzopoulos, Eva Anthoulides 
Barber, Bess Hatzopoulos, Hope Christop- 
oulos, Nikki Forchas, and to the present 
time organists, Connie Ann Nichols and 
Kiki Giannoutsos. 

The choir has, on many occasions, ex- 
tended its talents and abilities outside the 
borders of our Church and community, 
with personal appearances and engage- 
ments. Several years ago, the choir was 
invited by a Negro Baptist Congregation 
on Bute Street to sing a program of sel- 
ected hymns. In observance of National 
Brothhood Week, the choir has sung at the 
neighboring Talbot Park Baptist Church, 
and at the Beth El Temple on 15th Street 
and Colonial Avenue. In 1957, the College 
of William and Mary in Norfolk, featured 
the choir in one of its series of Fine Arts 
programs produced on a local television 
station. A locally produced Greek News 
and Music radio program had on several 
occasions, invited the choir to sing. 

In addition to singing at regular Sunday 
services and special holiday services, the 
church choir has performed at wedding 



HISTORY OF THE CHOIR (Continued) 



ceremonies of our cliurch, when especially 
requested to do so. The choir has only sung 
at one funeral service during its entire 
history and that was for the funeral of 
our beloved Father Papachristou. 

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary 
of the Landing in Jamestown, the Greek 
Church in Norfolk joined the other Greek 
Churchers of Virginia in an Eastern Ortho- 
dox Pilgramage to Jamestown. The choir 
was part of a mass choir formed to sing in 
an outdoor service presided by a Bishop 
and many Priests. 

During the last two years, the choir has 
greatly supported the Greek Community in 



Newport News in the celebration of their 
annual Epiphany Services in January. Tlie 
participation of the Norfolk Greek Church 
choir in these mentioned activities, and 
many others not mentioned, has through 
the years, greatly enhanced the position of 
our Church as one of the finest of its kind 
on the East Coast. 

Today, the choir continues to build itself 
to greater heights than in the past, es- 
pecially since the creation, in recent years 
of the Junior Youth Choir, where young 
people are trained to fill the positions of 
older choir members who retire from tlie 
choir for various reasons. 




GEORGE C. CHRISTOPOULOS 
FIRST PRESIDENT OF OUR CHURCH 




THE ACOLYTES 

FIRST ROW (left to right) — William Kassinos, Anthony Damalas, Anthony Votsis, Peter Gretes, Andrew 

Damalas. 

SECOND ROW (left to_ right)— Stathe Koutroulias, Harry Kypros, Peter Galanides, Thoin Vourlas, Christ 

Kypros, Anthony Kouzi. 

THIRD ROW (left to right)— Michael Evans, Dean Barnett, Father Bithos, Jamie Christopher, Dennis 

Taflambas. 



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HISTORY OF G. O. Y. A. 



The Youth of our Community, prior to 
the year of 1952, functioned in several 
separate bodies, among which was the 
Gamma Beta Phi fraternity and the Sigma 
Epsilon Delta Sorority. However, these 
groups were not filling the exact need of 
the youth. In the fall of 1952, following 
the example and leadership of the late 
Archbishop, His Enmiinence Michael, the 
tlien priest of our community, the late 
Very Reverend Father Joacliim Papa- 
chi'istou, met with the youth and oi'ganized 
the local chapter of the National oiganiza- 
tion of the Greek Orthodox Youth of 
America. 

Following this meeting the election of 
officers was held and the following became 
the first officers of G. (). Y. A.: President, 



Miss Bessie Hatzopoulos; Vice Pres., Miss 
Peggy Davis ; Treasurer, Tony Jordan, Jr. ; 
Secretary, Miss Jeanne Polizos. These 
people, with those who have followed, have 
led G. O. Y. A. in its aims and purjjoses, 
which are to prei)etuate the Orthodox 
Faith, to promote an interest in civil and 
community life and to create a program 
of social and athletic activities for the 
youth. 

G. O. Y. A. has accomplished some of 
these aims to a greater degree than others. 
With the example of our fathers and fore- 
fathers in the past fifty years, we will 
strive to continue in their footsteps to 
perpetuate the "One, Holy, Catholic, and 
Apostolic Church" of our Lord and 
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FIRST ROW (left to right) -Hope Chii-stie, Jo Ann Gretes, Helen Ann Nichols, Connie Stylianou, Sophie 

Christie, Chrissy Kouzi, Nickie Christie. 

SFXOND ROW— Katheren Christold, Helen Brock, Patricia Peris, Linda Pandilides, Kiki Gianoutsis, Helen 

Skaltsounis, Stassa Trahalis, Dru Vourlas, Vickie Nicholas. 

THIRD ROW— Nicky Koutroulias, John Gretes, John Gretes, George Gretes. 

FOURTH ROW— Stathe Koutroulias, Tony Kouzi, Tommy Christold, Pete Nicholas, George Christie, Chris 

Kyrus, Steve Houmis. 



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GREEK SCHOOL 

FIRST ROW (left to right) — Lewis Georges, George Ladii<os, Stamatina Soterales, Kostas Ladikos, Mary 

Lymbouris, Jimmie Bassil, Louis Spellos, Aphrodite Spellos, Irene Stephanitsis. 

SECOND ROW (left to right) — Andy Damalas, Athena Ladikos, Mary Mousouris, Billy Kassinos, Vivian 

Rids, Mrs. Patsalides, Athena Riris, Tony Damalas, Joanne Matiatos, Nick Stephanitsis, Helen Perros, Thorn 

Vourlas. 

THIRD ROW (left to right)— Mark Mousouris, Katherine Christold, Stamatoula Cremedas, Dean Bainett, 

Aleca Bassil, Nick Koutroulias, Dru Vourlas, Paul Baker, Nikki Christie, Peter Gretes, Anastaisa 

Kessarates. 

TOP ROW (left to right) — Frances Gretes, Matilda Giannoutsos, Anne Constant, Akis Cliristodolou, Hope 

Christie, Helen Brock, Patricia Peris, Stathis Koutroulias, Marjorie Manos, Chiis Kypros. 

NOT SHOWN IN PICTURE— Tony Kouzis, James Christopher, Van Christopher, John Manos, Patsy 

Mousouris, George N. Georgiades, George Lymbouris, George Chrysostomides, Tenon Chrysostomides, 

Elaine Mandis, George Kypros, Harry Kypros, Athena Fappas, Christos Stephanitsis. 



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GREEK SCHOOL HISTORY 



The first Creek School in Norfolk was 
taught by Mrs. John Santos in the year 
1910, in her own home on Bank Street and 
later, as enrollment increased, school was 
held in a rented room on Bank Street. 
There were approximately 15 to 20 chil- 
dren enrolled, and school was held daily 
from 4 to 6 p. m. The children would 
either walk to school or ride the streetcars. 
They spoke in different dialects, as their 
parents came from different parts of 
Greece or it's islands. So, in a sense, the 
first Greek School was a melting pot of 
the various dialects. Mrs. Santos was born 
in Constantinople but was reared and 
educated in Piraeus, Greece and taught 
there before coming to the United States. 
At various intervals from 1910 to 1920, 
school was disbanded and Mrs. Santos 
taught at various homes as a private 
teacher. 

In 1921, Mr. George Kyriaze held classes 
at Charlotte and Bank Streets which is the 
present school administration building. 
Classes were later shifted to the Holt 
Street School. Father Avlonites taught the 
following year. School was resumed at the 
Greek Church on Freemason Street and 
the first class was held downstairs in the 
church proper in the pews nearest the 
pot-bellied stove. All children were in the 
same classroom. 

In 1923, the Church of Annunciation, 
hired Miss Alexandra Diodorides (now 
Mrs. Demetrios Bassil) who came to this 
country from France. She was educated 
in Zapion, Constantinople and Paris, 
France and taught in Greece for six years 
prior to coming here. 

Mrs. Dennis Anninos, who also had just 
arrived in this country, having completed 
courses of studies at Arsakion, taught for 
the Vasillkon school. Holy Trinity on 
Church and Freemason Streets over the 
National Bank of Commerce. Following the 



Marcli of Mothers, determined to unite, 
the two schools were resumed in the 
balcony of the Church of Annunciation. 

Miss Evanthia Souli, a member of a 
heroic family from lonanina, Greece 
taught for one year in 1925. In 1926, Miss 
Lazaridou, a sister of the Metropolitan of 
Grevenon, Macedonia who was slain by the 
Bulgarians, taught, followed by Thomas 
Efthemiades in 1927. From 1928 to 1931, 
Father George Diodorides, Priest of our 
church, taught the school. Enrollment in- 
creased considerably and Mrs. John Santos 
was hired to assist Father Diorides. 

Father Vambakos was the teacher in 
1931. He was a high school student in 
Constantinople with Athenagoras. He was 
very pleased to find the children so well 
advanced and prepared, and he was able 
to put a group through first year high 
school in the Greek language. In 1932, 
Father Messarachaki from Crete came in 
for less than a year. Studies were con- 
tinued under Mr. C. Jakovidis, psalti and 
teacher, who was educated at the Univer- 
sity of Athens and remained for about two 
and a half years. Between 1935 and 1938, 
Father Pavlo headed the school and his 
nieces, Catherine and Georgia, assisted in 
teaching. During 1938 and 1939, Mrs. 
Bassil resumed duties of teaching, assisted 
by Mrs. Katina Patsouras. In 1940, John 
Chrysostom taught the school and directed 
the choir that exists today. He remained 
for six years. Between 1946 and 1947, 
John Theofilakos and Father Ahladas 
taught for a short while. 

In the fall of 1947, Mrs. Angelo Pat- 
salides, who was educated in Cyprus and 
had previously taught in New York City, 
began teaching. Classes were held in John 
Marshall, Blair and Maury Schools. In 
October of 1954, before the completion of 
our present church the school moved to its 
present location. 




SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS 

FIRST ROW— Mary Gretes, Helen Vassos, Andrea Kokinis, Father Bithos, Athena Pallas, Ethel Constan- 
tine, Virginia Elliott, Mary Vourlas. 

SECOND ROW— Vee Bithos, Pauline Trahalas, Kathsrine Mandis, Effie Maroulis, Savas Constantinou, 
Larkin Barnett. 



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HISTORY OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



Upon request of the Archidiosce, the 
first Sunday School began in 1913 with 
approximately 30 children. Classes were 
held in upstairs rooms of the Church of 
Annunciation on Freemason Street. The 
first four Sunday School teachers were 
Mrs. Connie Christopoulos Georges, Mrs. 
Penny Christopoulos, Mrs. Helen Tsouka- 
tos Nichols and Mrs. Artemis Vasilian 
Patterson. Many problems arose, such as 
the Archidiosce sending very little in the 
way of materials and instruction. All that 
was available were a few pamphlets and 
small Icons, and these soon vanished. The 
children of that period were energetic and 
uninhibited, to say the least. To supple- 
ment this lack of material, teachers went 
to Sunday Schools of other denominations 
for material as a guide for Orthodox les- 
sons. The first stage of the Sunday School 
was in session only one year because the 
parents and people of the community dis- 
approved, as they didn't understand the 
need for a Sunday School. 

Unfortunately, Sunday School was dis- 
continued in Norfolk for about nine years, 
and although other efforts were made to 
reorganize, they failed. The children 
attended church and learned the Orthodox 
faith from their parents. In 1940, Father 
Pinatsis began efforts to start Sunday 
School classes again, and they were held 
in one classroom, with 25 children. As 
attendance increased, other classrooms 
which were used as storage space, were 
needed, so teachers went in with paint, 
brooms, etc. and cleaned. Many of you 
probably remember the gas burner and old 
school desks. 

In 1945, Father Pinatsis began instruc- 
tion and lectures for the teachers. Father 
Stamos continued this practice when he 
came in 1946. The teachers came to church 
every Saturday to sweep floors and dust 
desks. Attendance increased to 75 children, 
by 1947. 

Helen Kanaskis, a teacher since 1940, 
became director of the Sunday School in 
1950. Working closely with the Father 
Ahladas and Father Akim Papachristou, 
the Sunday School became a very perman- 
ent part of the Greek Orthodox Church. 
Attendance increased to 150 and in order 
to encourage the children to come to 



church, arrangements were made for a bus 
to pick these children up from their homes 
each Sunday. Parents soon began coming 
regularly to church to take their children 
home. 

After our community moved to the new 
church in 1955, the Sunday School de- 
partment began extensive plans under the 
direction of Father Anthony Pappas to 
further the education of our young people 
in the Orthodox faith. The classes were 
divided into age groups and lessons were 
planned at the level of the class. Attend- 
ance grew rapidly and as a result, the two 
new classrooms that had been built be- 
came inadequate. To overcome this situa- 
tion, two robe rooms, the teachers's office, 
social hall, and the Priest's office were used 
to meet this need for the 200 children that 
were coming regularly to church. It soon 
became apparent that a new class should be 
formed, as we had to provide for 35 to 40 
small children ranging from the ages of 1 
to 4 years old. The nursery was started by 
Mrs. Kanakis with the help of 10 mothers 
who alternated in teaching the small chil- 
dren. This encouraged the young parents 
to return to church. 

Father Pappas worked energetically for 
the Sunday School. Books and materials 
were provided by the Archidiosce, along 
with visual aid material such as film strips 
and flannel graphs that were purchased 
and added to the regular lesson. Nursery 
books, geared for the small children, were 
used to help them understand their les- 
sons. To further stimulate and hold the 
interest of the children, many projects and 
programs were planned, such as the annual 
Sunday School picnic in City Park, Christ- 
mas and Halloween parties, three com- 
munion breakfasts held on Thanksgiving, 
Christmas, and Easter Day. Films were 
shown to the entire Sunday School de- 
partment on special holidays, and the 
annual presentation in June when Bibles 
and pins were awarded the children with 
perfect attendance records. Each summer, 
two teachers were sent to St. Basil's 
Academy to receive instruction and return 
with information which was incorporated 
into the regular weekly lessons. 

When our new community center was 
built, thi"ee new classrooms were on the 



blue print, and they greatly eased the for correction and improvement. Tliis pro- 
crowded conditions in the Sunday School. gram is still in effect and we have another 
Attendance had grown to 250 regularly one in the making so that our cliildren will 
attending children. receive complete coverage of both the old 

T T men AT T^ 1 • J and new testament, catachism. sacraments, 

In June 1959, Mrs^Kanakis resigned as ^^.^^^ ^-^^^^ ^^^^^. .^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^. ^^ j^^^. 

directo of the Sunday School. She had ^^^ vestments. 
given 20 devoted years to the church, 

working closely with the Priests that had On this, our 50th Anniversary year, 

been in our community. Teachers who the Sunday School is growing both in size 

worked with her during those years and endeavor. We now have 10 classes and 

honored her by giving a dinner and pre- three departments. In the age group 2 

senting her with an engraved Sterling thru 6 we have 92 registered children, in 

Silver Candelabra and Candle Sticks. group 7 thru 12 we have 125 registered 

T /^ i- u £ mtro ■c' 4-u n i. *-• children, in group 13 thru 15 we have 69 

n October of 1958. Fathei- Constantine ^-egistered children, making a total of 185 

Bithos became our Priest. He was aware ^,.-,^ ^^^.^^^. attendance, 
of the program already begun and the 

Sunday School curriculum remained in Five classrooms are used, one robe room, 

tact. New methods were introduced, pri- three classes in the social hall and our 

marily within the teaching staff itself. teens meet in the community center lobby. 

Teachers were required to keep a note- We have many objectives in mind for the 

book, in detail, according to a required present and future. Our aim is to teach 

outline for each age group. One of the your children their Greek Orthodox faith 

small rooms was converted to a supply and to instill in them the love of their 

room where supplies, materials and books church. Once they fully understand what it 

for research were on file. Lessons, projects our Church lies in the' hands of these chil- 

and visual aid materials were assigned to surely find the way to God. The future of 

the teachers. On October 18, 1960, regis- our Church lies in the hands of these chil- 

tration day and open house was planned dren. Their needs are great and our job is 

for parents. All Sunday School material big. Only with the help of God can we 

was displayed, awards were presented and teach the Christian principles in Sunday 

our Sunday School season started. As the School and in our home, so that our Greek 

notebooks were being complied, the relig- Orthodox Church can continue, 
ious director and Priest worked deligently 

SUNDAY SCHOOL STAFF 1960-1961 

REV. FR. CONSTANTINE BITHOS General Director 

PAULINE TRAHALAS Religious Director 

ETHEL CONSTANTINE Project Director 

SAVY CONSTANTINO Material Director 

TEACHERS 

Ethel Constantine Katherine Mandis 

Vee Bithos Teddy Marty 

Savy Constantino (Pvephuing Iris Pappas) 

Virginia Elliott Athena Pallas 

Ann Georges Pauline Trahalas 

Mary Gretes Stasa Trahalas 

Stacia Mandaleris Helen Vassos 
(Replacing Irene and Florence Pavlides) Mary Vourlas 

ASSISTANTS 

Helen Anargyros Effie Maroulis 

Larkin Barnett Joan Savopoulos 

Peggy Caravas Georgianna Willis 
Andrea Kokinos 




GREEK SCHOOL!'. T. A. BOARD 

FIRST ROW — Mrs. Vasileios Bassil, Secretary; Mrs. Nick Vourlas, President; Mrs. Angelo Patsalides, 
Teacher; Larkin Bamett, Vice President; Mrs. Robert H. Snowden, Treasurer. 

BOARD MEMBERS— Father Bithos, Mr. Theodore F. Constant, Mrs. Theodore F. Constant, Mrs. George 
Koutroulias, Mrs. Vasilios Giannoutsos, Mrs. Elias Cremedas, Mrs. James Perros, Mr. Angelo Christie, 
Mr. Charles Kypros, Mr. Bobby Damalas. 



P. T. A. 



The Greek School P. T. A. was formed on 
April 27th, 1958 and is still in it's in- 
fancy. The membership numbered 50 par- 
ents and Mrs. Angelo Patsalides was the 
Greek School teacher as she is at present. 

The first elected board was composed of : 
Mary Kypros, Helen Cremedas, Stella 
Damalas, Demitra Gretes, Helen Christie, 
Dr. Nicos Georgiades, Steve Carvros, 
James Houmis, Marcus Peris and Virginia 
Rogis. 



Annual events of the P. T. A. are the 
celebration of Greek Letters Week, Greek 
Independence Day, and a Christmas pro- 
gram. 

The P. T. A. was instrumental in bring- 
ing to Norfolk an exhibition of Byzantine 
Art from May 17th through June 7th, 
1959, which was shown at the main gallery 
of the Museum of Art. 



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MRS. A. G. KRITSELIS 

MRS. HARRY KARANICHOLAS .... 
MRS. CHRIS THEMIDES 


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. . . 1925-1926 


MISS HELEN CHRISTOPOULOS .... 
MRS. MOSCA SANTOS 


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MRS. D. L. BASSIL 


. . . 1931-1932 


MRS. CONSTANTINE PATSOURAS . . . 

MRS. NICHOLAS PSIMAS 

MRS. SAM DOUROS 


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. . . 1935-1936 


MRS. CHRIS CHRISTOPOULOS .... 
MRS. GREGORY DRAGAS 


. . . 1936-1937 
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MRS. MARY KOPASSIS 


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NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS AND BOARD OF THE HELLENIC WOMAN'S CLUB (1960-1961) 

LEFT TO RIGHT — Mrs. Gus Gretes, second vice-president; Mrs. Joe Mandaleris, first vice-president; Mrs. 
Bobby Damalas, recording secretary; Miss Athena Coutavas, Treasurer. 

SECOND ROW — Mrs. Philip Trahadias, corr. secretary; Mrs. Peter Collias, Board Member; Mrs. Emanuel 
Gavallas, President; Mrs. Chris Lymbouris, Miss Mary Balasca, and Mrs. Nicholas Papafil, board members. 
Not shown in picture, Mrs. George J. Georges, board member. 



HELLENIC WOMAN'S CLUB 



To give a true picture of the growth 
of the Hellenic Woman's Club, we must 
go back to its humble origin in 1910, when 
Mrs. Mosca Santos called on Mrs. George 
Christopoulos and they decided to form a 
benevolent club. As a token of encourage- 
ment, Mr. George Christopoulos gave them 
a donation of $20.00 with which to start 
their treasury. They called on Mrs. Archie 
Padis, Mrs. A. Kavadias, and Mrs. K. 
Arhakos — and these five women formed 
the nucleus of the Club. Soon thereafter 
Mrs. George Efstathios, Mrs. Constantine 



Nofplot, Mrs. John Gretes, and Mrs. Anna 
Costis joined the group. 

Their purpose was to give assistance to 
wayfarers and indigent families, and 
welcome new families into the community. 
Mrs. Santos was chosen as president (and 
served for many years). The name "Miro- 
forai" was adopted, and dues were estab- 
lished at 25c per month. They in turn 
gradually welcomed Mrs. Frank Constant, 
Mrs. Peter Gretes, Mrs. Tom Anargyros, 



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Mrs. A. Doukas, Mrs. John Tsoukatos and 
others into the club. 

In 1911, the Hellenic community had 
rented Christ and St. Luke's Church- The 
first gift of the club to the church was 
made in 1914 when a much needed, large 
wooden cross was purchased. This marked 
the beginning of the fulfillment of woman's 
innate desire to serve her church. As the 
community and club grew, successively 
larger contributions were made over the 
years. 

The years 1914 to 1918 brought in the 
families of James Proimos, Charles Con- 
stine, George Christodoulakis, Matthew 
Vergakis, James Balasco, Philip Traha- 
dias, Mrs. Olga Vergakis, Mrs. Nicholas 
Bacalis, Mrs. Sam Douros, Mrs. Angelo 
Karnezis, Mrs. Harry Karanicholas, Mrs. 
John Zagoras and others. 

With the end of World War I and the 
closing of the munitions factory in Hope- 
well in 1918, there was a large influx of 
families into the community. From then 
on they arrived so rapidly, that in fear 
of omitting a single name of the many 
women who came and contributed so 
much to the community in the intervening 
years, it is regretful that their names can- 
not be recorded. 

In 1921 the activities of the club be- 
came broader, and an appeal from war- 
ravished Greece for aid to its widows and 
orphans led to the first formal benefit. A 
musical and dance was held on June 22, 
at the Armory Hall which netted $742.47 
for the cause. 

In October of 1922, with 71 members 
present, the club was organized foi-mally, 
elections were held by secret ballot, and 
a constitution was drawn up, voted upon 
and adopted. Unfortunately, all formal 
records of the club's activities from 1922 
to 1929 have been lost with the exception 
of a ledger which contains the membership 
roll from 1922 to 1943. They are signifi- 
cant of the first eight pages of this 
ledger which contain the original hand- 
written constitution. Shortly thereafter 
it was revised, printed and distributed to 
each member. It is also interesting to note 
in this book, the economic conditions of 
this period as reflected in the fluctuation 
of dues from a high of $6.00 to a low of 
$1.50 per year, and the rise and fall of 
membership from a high of 90 to a low of 
19. 



Highlights of the period from 1922 to 
1929 have been garnered from recollec- 
tions, scrap books and newspaper clip- 
pings. Numerous dances, dramas ("0 
Horos tou Z a 1 1 n g o u", "E Sklava", 
"Esme", "Nyx Eleimosinis", etc.) and 
drives were held to raise funds for various 
projects. Among these are included the 
purchase of the Manoualia, the heating 
plant ($2,000), the crystal chandelier 
($1,500) for the church, and other renova- 
tions and improvements to both the church 
and the school. 

For several years, with political feelings 
running so high in Greece, it was inevit- 
able that the feud would spread across 
the Atlantic and affect the Greek commun- 
ities throughout the United States. As a 
consequence, by 1923 a severe schism had 
developed in Norfolk which split the 
church, school, and club into two fac- 
tions. One of the proudest achievements 
of the women of this community is that 
it was through their initiative and deter- 
mined efforts that this unhappy situation 
was brought to a culmination. On March 
20, 1924, an 'Enosis Dance" was held 
which thrawed out the last vestige of 
political differences and harmony was once 
again restored in the entire community. 

On March 3, 1929, the club was reorgan- 
ized at a special meeting with 29 memboi's 
present, at which time elections wei'c held, 
the constitution was revised, and the club 
name was changed from the original 
"Miroforai" to "Zoodohou Pigi". It was 
decided that special church sei-vices would 
be held annually in the morning of the 
feast day, to be followed by a dance in the 
evening. This has become traditional 
through the years. 

Fortunately, from this period on, the 
club is in pos.session of records which 
show its expanding interests, activities, 
and projects too innumei'able to list fully. 
Dances and picnics wei'e hold, and plays 
("Stella Violanti", "E Nymphi tou \'oii- 
nou", "Queen of ^'lowers", etc.) continued 
as the most popular and successful fund- 
raising projects. In this period of the early 
thirties, despite the depression, assistance 
to the church and school continued at an 
accelerated pace — highlights of which 
were the commissioning of an artist to 
l)aint the icon of 'The Zoodohos Pigi", 
the purchase of choii- robes, and tash eon- 



tribiitioiis for the painting and general 
upkeep of the church and school. 

First reference to a Vasilopita celebra- 
tion Vvas found in 1931, which became 
an annual affair and later it became 
traditional that the proceeds from this af- 
fair be donated to St. Basil's Orphanage. 

In 1933 the club opened its first savings 
account with a deposit of $100.00 taken 
from its checking account. Further pi"og- 
ress and growth was shown by more active 
participation in civic affairs, namely, co- 
operation in the city-wide Mardi Gras, 
and annual contributions to the Joy Fund 
and the American Red Cross. 

In November of 1939, with war raging 
in Greece, the club — in cooperation with 
the Church Board — organized a Greek 
War Relief Drive on a city-wide basis. 
Headquarters, led and staffed by club 
members, were set up in the Thomas 
Nelson Hotel. The club stripped its treas- 
ury of funds and donated $800.00 to this 
great endeavor. The sum of $10,000 was 
sent directly to Greece before such a 
drive was organized on a national scale. 
A total of over $20,000 was raised for this 
cause. 

Through the ensuing years, although 
the club continued its usual assistance to 
the community, its efforts were mainly 
concentrated on the war effort. Dinners, 
dances, and picnics were given which 
raised tremendous sums for "Fanella tou 
Stratiou", Bundles for Britain, Greek War 
Relief and the American Red Cross. 

In 1941, as another project, a drive was 
instituted to collect clothes for Greece. A 
committee canvassed the city, store by 
store, and collected an enormous amount 
of clothing, shoes, food — and even drugs, 
which were sent directly to Greece. 

Three years later, such a drive was 
organized on a national scale and head- 
Quarters were established locally at 
the Community Center on Holt Street 
(later moved to the Armory) for the col- 
lection, assortment and bundling of clothes. 
A total of 14,266 articles of clothing were 
collected, mended and forwarded to Na- 
tional Headquarters. 

During this period all members were 
involved in some form of volunteer work. 
Some worked at the main Red Cross 
headquarters and the Aircraft Warning 



Service, others worked feverishly in the 
club's own sowing and knitting center set 
up in a room in the church where five 
sewing machines were kept in operation 
daily foi- a period of two years. 

In 1943 aside from the war efforts, the 
first Bazaar was hold in the church school 
room which realized a profit of $800.00 
of which $500.00 was donated to the 
church for its New Building Fund. 

During and following these war years, 
once again there was a tremendous influx 
of new families into the community. Now 
with war tensions easing up, the club be- 
gan to broaden its activities. In 1944, 
aware of its obligations to the youth of 
the community, a teen-age auxiliary was 
organized. This not only sought to provide 
wholesome entertainment in an Hellenic 
environment but to insure the continuing 
growth of the club and to prepare another 
generation to assume its responsibilities. 

In this same year the club's English 
name was changed from the Greek Ladies 
Benevolent Association to the Hellenic 
Woman's Club. The welfare program ex- 
panded with increasing demands for 
aid both from here and Greece. Among 
other things, contributions were sent to 
orphanages in New York and Greece and 
large quantities of food supplies to the 
T. B. Sanatorium in Greece. 

During these years, the club con- 
tinued to entertain the Royal Greek Navy 
which visited the city intermittently dur- 
ing and following the war years. 

A fresh enthusiasm for the work of the 
church — and a closer affiliation with the 
Church Board — resulted in 1946 when the 
lot on Granby Street was purchased for 
the new building. 

From 1946 until 1953, with the prospect 
of the realization of a long standing 
dream, an ever-increasing number of fund 
raising affairs were held. The play "Pei- 
rasmos" ($1,117), and an appealing va- 
riety of dances, such as Hill-billy, Mas- 
querade, Beach Club, Valentine, etc., 
boosted funds in the treasury. 

In 1948, a prayer composed by Mrs. 
Acrivi Anninos was adopted by the club. 
The welfare program and assistance to 
the church and school continued at a 
steady pace. The club began to re- 
ceive city-wide recognition for its in- 



creased activities in civic affairs, such as 
the start of a Greek library in the U. S. 
Marine Hospital in 1947, the first annual 
participation in the March of Dimes in 
1949, and in the Doll Division of the city's 
Christmas Toy Shop program. The doll pro- 
ject was carried out so successfully that 
in the following year the club assumed 
full sponsorship of this division on a city- 
wide scale. 

Through the years, the men appre- 
ciated the women's contributions to 
the community, but they had not fully real- 
ized how much the Hellenic Woman's Club 
had grown until they were invited to "Hus- 
band's Night" in 1949. In 1950, inaugurat- 
ing the now traditional "Husband's Night" 
at the installation meetings, in addition 
to a dinner, a special program — commem- 
orating the golden anniversary of the ar- 
rival of the first woman in the Greek com- 
munity — was presented in the form of a 
fabulous fashion show depicting the life 
and fashions of that period. 

Now began the most rewarding years 
and fruitful activities of the club's exist- 
ence, with the construction of the new 
building in 1953. After all these years of 
meeting in the church proper, members' 
homes, old church school room, rented 
lodge rooms, tea rooms, etc., at long last, 
the club was coming home. 

With a meeting room and kitchen of 
their own, the members would no longer 
feel like gypsies, carrying their hot plates, 
tea cups, and I'efreshmcnts in baskets 
from meeting hall to meeting hall as they 
had done in the early years. 

With enthusiasm running at fever pitch 
throughout the community the Club again 
stripped its treasurv of its combined ac- 
counts and donated $6,000.00 to the initial 
drive. 

Aware of the gigantic obligations which 
faced the community, the club decided to 
start a Building Fund Account. As a 
l)rimei' foi' this fund, Silver Coin Teas 
were given monthly. First in members' 
homes and in later yeai's in the social hall 
of the chui'ch. These teas have continued 
to the present time and have added up to 
a sizeable amount over the years. 

Never in the hi.story of the community 
had such enthusiasm, coopei'ation and gen- 
erosity been shown as when a Hazaar was 
planned in 1954 as the FIRST affair to be 



given in the new building for the benefit 
of the Building Fund Account. Never be- 
fore had the men and children of the com- 
munity labored so hard to assure its suc- 
cess. Despite the mud, snow and tremend- 
ous handicaps to be overcome in the 
incompleted building, the grand total of 
$5,126.90 was realized at this affair, of 
which sum $5,000.00 was immediately 
turned over to the Church Finance Com- 
mittee to meet pressing expenses. 

The success of this Bazaar not only in 
financial returns, but in the true spirit of 
brotherhood which it created, resulted 
in this becoming an annual affair for the 
benefit of the Building Fund Account. It 
has also come to be recognized as the most 
outstanding affair of this type throughout 
the city. 

Demands on the club increased and so 
did its fund-raising activities — which in- 
cluded: Freezer Raffle 1954, Cavalier 
Beach Club Dance 1954, Surf Club Dance 
1955, Second and Third Annual Bazaar 
(1955 and 1956). 

Proceeds from the above projects 
through December of 1956 totaled $25.- 
700.00 in cash was given to the church 
to be applied against the church loan. An 
additional $1,410.68 was spent for the 
chui-ch in the purchase of draperies, vac- 
uum cleaner, choir robes, etc. 

During this period the club's civic, wel- 
fare and social activities not only con- 
tinued, but included several new projects, 
among which was the adoption in 1954 
of an orphan boy in Piraeus, Greece 
throueh the Christian Children's Fund. 
Inc. This adojjtion has continued yearly 
up to the present time. A snecial clothing 
di'ive was held foi' the earthquake victims 
of the Ionian Islands; a $100.00 donation 
was given to the new William & Mary 
College Librarv. and anothei- donation was 
sent to the "Pati'iarchion" in Constanti- 
nople for a.ssistance to tlie \ictinis of the 
Turkish I'iots. 

Expanding further in the field of s?)e- 
eial d)-iv(>s the club sponsoi-e;! the entire 
City Multi|)le Sclei-osis Di-ive. 

Ever on the alert for new ways and 
means to increase the club's funds and 
thus meet the increasing calls for a.ssist- 
ance in civic, welfaie and chuirh proiects. 
the club held its (iist Bake Sale in 1956 
which i-aised $106.00. This takes place an- 



nually prior to the Easter holidays, and 
so popular has it become that it receives 
city-wide support. 

Another innovation which was featured 
at the 1956 Bazaar was the introduction 
and sale of the Club's cook book "Cook 
With Us", written and compiled by mem- 
bers of the organization, which ultimately 
cleared $1,677.21. 

An outstanding note in 1956 is the 
establishment of an annual $300.00 Schol- 
arship award, given to a worthy High 
School or College student of Greek des- 
cent. The first Scholarship Fund Dance, 
replacing the club's annual "Zoodochos 
Pigi" (Feast Day) Dance, raised $1,307.70 
to establish the Scholarship Fund Account. 
Since then, as finances permitted, on two 
occasions, scholarships amounting to 
$600.00 were awarded. 

A memorable date — December 1957 — 
marks at once, an end and a beginning in 
a phase of the club history. The end — on 
that date the club donated $4,000.00 to pay 
off the balance of the church debt and en- 
joyed the privilege of burning the mort- 
gage note. The beginning — a new mile- 
stone in the community — the construction 
of the Hellenic Community Center. This 
called for renewed vigor to meet our obli- 
gations. 

To this end new features were added 
to the annual bazaars. With adequate space 
and with a fully equipped kitchen now at 
the club's disposal, the dinners which had 
proved so popular a feature of the ba- 
zaars, are now held on two evenings and 
in addition, a luncheon-fashion show is 
given on the first day. 

Raffles on a much larger scale were 
undertaken — sale of raffle tickets for a 
Renault car at the 1959 Bazaar, a Stereo- 
phonic Set at the 1960 Bazaar. In addition 
in this same period, a Cadillac raffle at 
$100.00 a chance realized the grand total 
of $6,917.50. For the larger part of this 
profit the club is indebted to Mr. Theodore 
Constant, President of the community, 
who won the raffle and chose in lieu 
of the car to accept its cash value of 
$4,200.00, which amount he immediately 
donated back to the club. 

From the proceeds of the above affairs, 
the club completely equipped the kitchen 
in the Hellenic Community Center at a 
cost of $12,000.00, and donated $11,917.50 
in cash to the church. 

Participation in civic and welfare ac- 
tivities during these years continued to 



flourish and included: A Tea given in 1957 
which raised $250.00 for the destitute fami- 
lies of victims of the Cyprian cause, and 
honored the Cyprian Bishop who visited 
here at that time. Besides the usual cash 
donations to the Joy Fund, club members 
began annual assistance in the distribution 
of gifts at the City Joy Fund Center. A 
cash donation was sent to the City's Girl 
Camp Fund. Expanding its assistance to 
St. Basil's Academy through the proceeds 
of the annual "Vasilopita" celebration, the 
club in 1958, in lieu of its usual exchange 
of gifts among members, at Christmas, 
began to send gifts of much needed items 
to the Orphanage. A cash donation and 
gifts were sent to the Volunteer Service 
of the Veterans' Hospital at Kecoughtan. 

The foregoing history presents only a 
brief picture of the growth of the Hellenic 
Woman's Club, as a culmination of the 
dreams of a group of farsighted women 
in 1910. 

li presents a picture mostly of its ma- 
terial accomplishments. However the spirit 
and enthusiasm of the loyal pioneer mem- 
bers, who have been the backbone and 
mainstay of the club and whose dedication 
through these many years has been un- 
flagging, coupled with the tireless coopera- 
tion, the drive, the warmth and the help- 
ing hand of each member, regardless of 
age, deserve very snecial mention — for all 
these combined efforts have resulted in 
the success of the club's aims and pur- 
poses. 

And now the chronological saga of the 
Golden Anniversary of the Hellenic Wo- 
man's Club activities comes to a close, 
happy in the knowledge that its future is 
bright and assured. 

The heritage of the pioneer members' 
accomplishments has taken roots in the 
hearts of their descendants, and it has 
already been manifested in their keen in- 
terest, diligence, drive and participation 
in the club's activities. Togethei' with the 
many newcomers to our community, they 
will carry on the high ideals and purposes 
of this great organization. 

Yes. the future knows no bounds, it is 
indeed bright and full of promise for the 
continuance of the Hellenic Woman's Club 
activities. 

Hellenic Woman's Club 
History Committee: 
Mrs. Peter CoUias 
Mrs. Nicholas Georges 
Mrs. Paul Yeonas 




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SECOND ROW (left to right)— Billy Jernigan, Larkin Barnett, Angelo Constantine, Nicholas E. Gretakis, 

Peter S. Pappas. Tony Kehayas, Anthony Kehayas, Jr., Robert Gabriel, Roy Reel. 

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CYPRUS BENEVOLKNT SOCIETY 

FIRST ROW (left to right) — Mrs. James Perros, Mrs. Geoige Constantinides, Mrs. Gus Nichols, Mrs. 

Philip Tonis. 

SECOND ROW (left to right) — George Nicholas, Angelo Chiistie, Bobby Damalas. 



CYPRUS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY 



In July of 1959, between forty-five and 
fifty citizens of Greek extraction formed 
the Cyprus Association of NorfolPc. The 
specific purpose of this association was to 
assist the people of our native land of 
Cyprus in their struggle for freedom. A 
sizable amount of money was collected and 
sent to the proper authorities to help 
alleviate the suff'ering of our brothers in 
Cyprus. 

After four years of bitter and unequal 
struggle, the British Government recog- 
nized the legitimate rights of the Greek 
people on the Island and a cessation of 
hostilities was accomplished. This ended 
the need for a Cyprus Association and so 
our organization was disbanded. 

It soon became apparent however, that 
the people of Cyprus were still in dire 
need of assistance. Four years of war had 
left its destructive mark on the entire 
island. The economy was disorganized, 
public education was in need of funds, and 
orphans and widows were crying for help. 
In short, a rehabilitation program was 
essential. 

The present Cyprus Benevolent Society 
was born of this need. The accomplish- 



ments of this new Society, now numbering 
one hundred forty members, have been 
indeed great, and they make each one of 
us proud to be a part of this community. 
In six short months we have: 

1. Sent financial help to the Govern- 
ment of Cyprus. 

2. Presented an extremely successful 
Independence Day Program. 

3. Sponsored a community-wide 
luncheon. The proceeds were used 
to purchase material for the drapes 
now in the Sunday school rooms of 
our church. 

4. Presented a patriotic program witli 
Mr. Nickolas Samson, a true fighter 
freedom, as guest speaker. 

These accomplishments could not have 
been possible without the hard work 
and dedication shown by the Ladies of the 
Cyprus Society. To them, we extend our 
sincere thanks. 

The Motto of the Cyprus Benevolent 
Society is : "For God, for Country, for 
family. With this in mind we can go for- 
ward with high hopes for a future of serv- 
ice and accomplishment." 




OFFICERS AND BOARD OF ORDER OF AHEFA 

FIRST ROW (left to right)— Bobby Damalas, Peter S. Pappas, Theodore Baker, George N. Bacalis. 
SECOND ROW — Angelo Christie, Augustus Anninos, Nick E. Gretakis, George Gabriel, Vasileios Bassil. 



ORDER OF AHEPA 



On July 26, 1922, eight Greek-Ameri- 
cans, realizing the need for an organiza- 
tion which would help to combat ignorance 
and intolerance, met at the Greek Ortho- 
dox Church in Atlanta, Georgia and laid 
the foundation for the organization known 
as the A. H. E. P. A. (American Hellenic 
Educational Progressive Association). 
Within a few short years chapters of the 
AHEPA were organized in cities through- 
out the entire United States and in Canada. 

On November 2, 1926, twenty-six Ameri- 
cans of Greek extration met in the old 
Eagle Hall on Church Street and formed 
the Robert E. Lee Chapter No. 122 of 
Norfolk, Virginia. The first president of 



the newly-formed Chapter was Brother 
Sam Douros and the first secretary was 
George Pahno who served in that capacity 
for almost a quarter of a century. 

The Robert E. Lee Chapter has done 
much for the progress and advancement 
of the Greek Orthodox Church and Com- 
munity of Norfolk, and was instrumental 
in helping to build the beautiful new 
Church on Granby Street. 

The Robert E. Lee Chapter of AHEPA 
salutes the Greek Orthodox Church and 
Community on its Golden Anniversary 
and pledges its support for continued pro- 
gress and prosperity. 



CHARTER MEMBERS OF ROBERT E. LEE CHAPTER NO. 122 



Sam Douros 
George Pahno 
George Christo 
James Campos 
Mike Pappas 
Archie Padis 
James Roufos 



Sam Douros 
George Pahno 
Anthony Votsis 
Peter Forchas 
Nick Asteris 



Louis Bahas 

Nicholas Renesis 

William Vakos 

George Alexander 

Manuel Proimos 

James CoUias 

George C. Christopoulos 



Chris Kaoudakis 
Demetrios Bassil 
John Kontopanos 
Neophytos Kyrus 
Demetrios Galanides 
George Karanicholas 
Christ Phylonis 



PAST PRESIDENTS 



Chris P. Christopoulos 
George Christo 
Demetiios Bassil 
Paul Varelas 
Nick Gretakis 



Harry Kyrus 
Augustus Anninos 
Anthony Jordan 
Angelo Constantino 
John Angelson 



Constjintine Patsuras 
Salvatore Patsurakis 
George Patsurakis 
Tom Anargyros 
Louis Sarantis 



Ang:elo Pappas 
Vasilios Bassil 
Peter S. Pappas 
President, 1961 




DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE — OFFICERS AND BOARD 

FIRST ROW— Elaine Polizos, Tenna Gretes, Jennie Gretakis, Olga Bassil. 

SECOND ROW — Tessie Tragaras, Dora Dalonas, Mary Vourlas, Virginia Rogis, Keeke Koutroulias, Frances 

Murray, Bessie Asteris. 



DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE 



Early in 1956, the Princess Anne 
Chapter No. 284 of the Daughters of 
Penelope was established. Sister Madeline 
Kostopoulos was chosen as president, along 
with vice-president, Mary Galanides ; sec- 
retary, Bess Hatzopoulos; and treasurer, 
Tena Yeonas. The charter members in- 
cluded: 

Madeline Kostopoulos 

Mary Anargyros 

Stacey Anargyros 

Anna Angelson 

Grace Baker 

Olga Bassil 

Cleon Boyce 

Mary Canias 

Joanne Canias 

Diana Constance 

Chrysoulla Dioredes 

Katherine Economides 

Helen Galanides 

Mary Galanides 

Diana Gavallas 

Anna Gretes 

Demetra Gretes 



Bess Hatzopoulos 
Madeline Kostopoulos 
Mary Anne Kyrus 
Athena Michaels 
Mary Michael 
Christine Minadakis 
Machi Nikiforos 
Delia Paphites 
Iris Pappas 
Virginia Rogis 
Katy Skaltsounis 
Katherine Tolakis 
Pauline Trahalis 
Ann Vasilion 
Tena Yeonas 

Since that time the Daughters have been 
active in sponsoring fund-rasing dances for 
the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Greek 
Orthodox Church and other civic charities. 
The sisters who have served as president 
since Sister Madeline Kostopoulos are as 
follows : Sisters Mary Galanides, Elaine M. 
Polizos, Iris G. Pappas, and Anna E. 
Gretes. 



PALAION PATRON GERMANOS LODGE 
NO. 70 G. A. P. A. 



The Gapa was organized here by G. Wal- 
lace, District Governor, of Greensboi'o, 
North Carolina, in 1926. 



The first president was Efthemios Papa- 
zisis who at present is a Greek Orthodox 
Priest in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 



PAST PRESIDENTS 



William Siracopoulos 
George Davis 
Nicholas Bacalis 
Chrisandos Themides 
Gus Orfanides 
Efsthathios Vourlas 
Nicholas Bacalis 
Christ George 



Costas Maroulis 
Efstathios Vourlas 
Peter Angelopoulos 
T. D. Anthoulidis 
Efstathios Vourlas 
Arthur Skaltsounis 
James Kukunas 



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THE GREEK-AMERICAN CIVIC LEAGUE 
OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA 



From the best available information 
from the originators of the Greek-Ameri- 
can Civic League of Norfolk, Virginia, it 
can be said that the idea and inspiration 
of the organization was formed about the 
importance and the necessity of Greek- 
Americans who were permanent residents 
of the City of Norfolk and American 
citizens formulating an organization that 
could participate in the political and civic 
affairs of the City of Norfolk and on a 
statewide basis. 

Some of the original organizers were 
Peter Forchas, the late Sam Douros, the 
late James Galanides, George L. Davis, 
Louis Cummings, Nick Bacalis and Peter 
Collias. 

Some of the past presidents who have 
served for many years and with distinction 



are: Peter Collias, George L. Davis, Gus 
Boogades, D. L. Bassil, Nick Gretakis, 
Chris P. Christopoulos and Gus Anninos. 

The City of Norfolk and the State of 
Virginia are familiar with the Greek- 
American Civic League of Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia. In past years, many banquets have 
been held by the League honoring local and 
state officials. In order to enable the mem- 
bership of the Greek-American Civic 
League to choose the best qualified candi- 
dates, the League has held open meet- 
ings where candidates for various offices 
have appeared and expressed their views 
on political issues. 

Today, the League can boast of over 800 
registered voters and the present officers 
and board of directors are working toward 
qualifying over 1,500 registered voters. 



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known, Steve Neskis. 

SECOND ROW (left to right)— Anastacia, Mary Ch 
Tye, Sammie Dean Mandaleris, Marine Georgiades, I 
Caravas, Irene Houmis, Louisa Caravas, Diane Griff i 
THIRD ROW (left to right)— Dorothy Jordan, Robe 
Foussakis, Caren Babalas, Craig Eugene, Johnny Mar 
Chris Georgiades, Tassos Paphites. 
NOT SHOWN IN PICTURE— Alec Michaelides, And 
Elaine Themedis, Nicholas Renesis, Catherina Kaoudi 
Rerras, Diane Georghiou, Thalia Vasilion, Theodor 
tele, Phil Eagon, Cindy Eugene, Paul Eugene, Michel 



icholas, Denise Bithos, Vera Ellen How, George 
k Georges, Jerry Galanides, Josie Bowles, name un- 

rysostomides, Angelo Neskis, Jackie Mavromites, Tom 

rena Lymbouiis, Susan Matiatos, Stella Pappas, Jerry 

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rt Ledington, Stella Manuel, Debbie Councilman, Philip 

oulis, Robin McElroy, Jim Pantalides, Chris Paphites, 

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Giannoutsos, Denise Evangil, Joan Varelas, Chris Larson, Ted Vergakis, Ricky Lott, Angela Ledington. 
THIRD ROW (left to right) — George Ladikos, Marina Evangil, Theresa Hubbard, Mary Masouris, Athena 
Pappas, Carrie Houmis, Paul Angelson, Lewis Georges, Stephan Peris, Chris Eugenides, Johnny Foussekis, 
Dean Themides, Chris Gabriel, Jeannette Constantine. 



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Helen Marcus, Anne Theodosius. 

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Christopher, Nick Koutroulias, Steve Houmis, Melvin Paris, Gus Vassos, Tommy Christold, John Gretes, 

Dennis Taflanibas, John Gretes. 

THIRD ROW (loft to right)— Dean Bamett, George Savopoulos, Tony Kouzi, Clayton Elliott, Tony Votsis, 

George Gretes, Tony Damalas, Andy Damalas, Panos Macriyiannis, Tony Pantelides, Tommy Loizides, 

Juris Luzin, Jamie Christopher. 

NOT SHOWN IN PICTURE— Chris Shristie, Harry Kypros, Chris Kyrus, John L. Manos, Patricia 

Peris, Ernest Vasilion, Frank Lira, Theone Rellos, Thorn Vourlas, Mark Mousouris, Gregory Gretes, Peter 

Gretes, Jimmy Galanides. 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



WILLIAM J. VAKOS AND FAMILY 



COLONIAL INN MOTEL 
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 



IN MEMORY 



DEMETRIOS L BASSIL 




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GROUND BREAKING FOR COMMUNITY CENTER, JULY 6, 1958 

LEFT TO RIGHT— Costas Maroulis, Mr. Peter J. Boogades, Mrs. Peter J. Boogades, Father Anthony 
Pappas. 



Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Boogades Breaking Ground for the New Hellenic Community Center. 

Father Anthony Pappas Looking On. 



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MR. AND MRS. P. J. BOOGADES 



COMMUNITY GROUP 




THIS PAGE IS SPONSORED BY 



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CHAPTER NO. 122 
ORDER OF AHEPA 



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PICTURE - 1931 







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and 

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PRINTING 



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AHEPA PRESIDENT, ANTHONY JORDAN PRESENTING CHECK TO CHURCH 
TREASURER, DEMETRIOS GALANIDES WITH CHURCH PRESIDENT PETER 
MATHEWS LOOKING ON.— 1957. 



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DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE 

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CHAPTER NO. 284 



L^otnptuneniJ of 



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GARDEN RESTAURANT 



BLACK STEER RESTAURANT 



JAMES MANOS & LUKE KITIS 



NATO CEREMONIES COMMEMORATING GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY, MARCH 25, 1961 

Vice Admiral C. L. G. Evans, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic is pictured above with mem- 
bers of our community. Our community has participated in this ceremony since the NATO headquarters 
was established at the Norfolk Naval Base. 



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SUFFOLK OIL MILL, INC. 
SOMILLO BRAND PURE PEANUT OIL 



Congratulations and Best 
Wishes on your 



Gl 



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50th 
Anniversary 



MRS. E, L. MICHAELS BARBARA MICHAELS 



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DECEMBEK 29, 1957 

BURNING OF CHUKCH MORTGAGE AND HONORING RETIRING CHURCH OFFICIAL. 

LEFT TO RIGHT — Arthur Skaltsounis, Father Anthony Pappas, Telemachos Anthouiides (retired after 
35 years service), Mrs. Thomas Lira (President, Hellenic Woman's Club), James Galanides (Church 
Treasurer), Peter Mathews (Church President), Gus Maroutis, Dr. Nicholas Georgiades. 



THIS PAGE IS SPONSORED BY 



FRIENDS AND SUPPLIERS 

Of 

GALANIDES, INC. 




CORNERSTONE LAYING 

HELLENIC COMMUNITY CENTER 
NOVEMBER, 1958 





CORNERSTONE LAYING 

HELLENIC COMMUNITY CENTER 
NOVEMBER, 1958 




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• OPEN YEAR ROUND 



• PRIVATE BALCONIES 



• RESTAURANT 

• TELEVISION 

• SUN DECK 



Member: American Express - Diners Club - AAA 



2109 ATLANTIC AVE. 



Ocean Front Near 22nd Street 



GA 8-2403 



Virginia Beach, Va. 



NICHOLAS P. KOSTOPULOS, Managing Director 



C onin tint en / J of 



MR. & MRS. JOHN G. GRETES 



LOOK FORWARD 
to your 

100th 

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 

YAVNER BROS. 

211 WEST 24th STREET 

On Norfolk <& Western Railway 
MAdison 7-2554 NORFOLK 10, VA. 




CANDID SHOTS OF 
50th ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON 





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CANDID SHOTS OF 
50th ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON 




WE WISH FOR ONE AND ALL 



GOOD HEALTH 



THE CHEVROLET KLINES 



i^ofHntinienlj of 



OCCIDENTAL RESTAURANT 

209 Granby Street 



GUS NICHOLS 
CHRIS LYMBOURIS 





GALANIDES 


(^onijyiiniciils of 


CITRUS BASES 




ORANGE— LEMONADE— GRAPEFRUIT & 




BLENDED ORANGE & GRAPEFRUIT 




FINE QUALITY LOW COST 


MAMA KAYER'S 


Contact us for complete information and 
testing samples without obligation. 




In daily use by hospitals, state institutions, 


BALTIMORE BAKERY 


school, college and industrial cafeterias, 
etc. 


Who, after more than 50 years, is 


CALANIDES, Inc. 


still baking the bread and rolls all 


902 COOKE AVENUE 


Tidewater enjoys. 


NORFOLK 4, VA. 




Telephone MAdison 5-6591 


To the spiritual and lay leaders . . . 


K^otunliineiiiS of- 


to members of the congregation . . . 


to all friends of the Norfolk Greek 




Orthodox Church on its 50th Anni- 


H. A. BARKER 


versary: 


G. T. MITCHELL 


Our congratulations for what you 


W. L. TUCKER 


have accomplished v^ith the help of 
God in the post; our prayers to Him 


TIDEWATER 


for the success of the good work 
you will undertake in the future . . . 


ASSOCIATED 


Signed: Mr. John A. Pepper 


BROKERAGE CO. 


President 




The Venice Maid Co. 


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 


Vineland, N. J. 







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Institutiona 


Who esa ers 


Since 


1913 


Serving Tidewater's: 
Restaurants 
Hotels 
Schools 
Hospitals 
Bakeries 


Selling: 






Groceries 






Frozen Food 






Produce 






Meats 






Paper Goods 






Cleaning Supplies 






Imported Foods 






At our new 


warehouse: 


902 Cooke Ave. 




Norfolk, Va. 




CANDID SHOTS OF 
50th ANNIVERSARY DANCE 




Com pli tnents of 



VIRGINIAN 

FINE FOODS 



269 Granby Street 



Norfolk, Virginia 



The QUALITY Bread That 

Sells In QUANTITY 
Throughout Tidewater- 




HOLSUM 



SUNBEAM 



BREAD 



MERCHANTS BAKERY, NORFOLK, VA. 



y^onipihnenti of 



DR. N. G. GEORGIADES 



100 Louisiana Drive 



Norfolk, Va. 



VILLAGE 
RESTAURANT 



SEA FOOD - STEAKS 
CHOPS - CHICKEN 

8020 Va. Beach Blvd. 
Norfolk, Va. 

ANDREW KOKINIS 




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A CANDID SHOT TAKEN AFTER 50th 
ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON 




MAYOR FRED DUCKWORTH SPEAKING AT BANQUET 



i^onara tu la lions 

on uout 

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NORFOLK LINEN SERVICE 



DOUGHTIE'S BARBECUE 

DISTRIBUTOR OF 

BEEF VEAL PORK 

PORTION CONTROL CUTS 

AND 

EXCLUSIVE DIST. OF 

RAPPAHANNOCK SEAFOOD 

PRODUCTS 




5Uth ANNIVERSARY SOCIALS 




ESTABLISHED 1847 


Cotiiplittients of 


D. P. PAUL COMPANY 


STOKLEY'S SERVICES, INC. 


JEWELERS 


WESTINGHOUSE AIR CONDITIONING 




and HEATING CONTRACTORS 


Wordj Corner Downtown 


4000 Colley Ave. — Norfolk 8, Va. 


131 W. Little Creek Road 231 Cranby St. 






Phone MA 5-0528 


L^oniptinicnh of 


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Manue Nofpot 


PETER FORCHAS 


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50th ANNIVERSARY SOCIALS 




TONY KEHAYAS 

"Boy Scouts" 


COLONIAL CHEVROLET CORP. 

Boush Street & OIney Road 
Norfolk, Virginia 


NORFOLK MONUMENT CO., INC. 

Ill E. Taussig Blvd. (Wards Cor.) 
Norfolk 5, Virginia 


In Memory of 
MR. DEMETRIOS GALANIDES 

From Dabney Baker 
222 W. Main St., Norfolk, Va. 


TIDEWATER PRODUCE CO., INC. 

Wholesale Fruits, Produce, Poultry 

802-4-6 Crawford Street 
Portsmouth, Virginia 


RAPPAHANOCK SEAFOOD CO. 

105 North Robinson Street 
Richmond, Virginia 


MRS. PETE G. GRETES 


Compliments of 

MONROE RESTAURANT 

Norfolk, Virginia 


OIL SUPPLY COMPANY 

— Suppliers of Valvoline Motor Oil & Lubricants — 
2400 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 




60th ANNIVERSARY SOCIALS 



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Cornpliments of 






(^ongrai Illations 


LEKAS & DRIYAS, INC. 




Importers and Packers 


C. Henry Jones 


of the Famous 




Aristocratic Food Products 


"ESSKAY" 




Sales Representative 


BROOKLYN 1, NEW YORK 




COMPLIMENTS 


COMPLIMENTS 


of 


of the 


FRIENDS AND SUPPLIERS 


2 hi street L^ajetcria 


of 


ANGELO CHRISTIE 


GALANIDES, INC. 


lACK MAVROMATIS 




50th ANNIVERSARY SOCIALS 








G. A. P. A. 

PALAION PATRON GERMANOS LODGE NO.70 



JAMES KUKUNAS, President 
T. D. ANTHOULIDES, Vice-President 
NICK MACRICOSTAS, Treasurer 
TOM VOURLAS, Secretary 

BOARD: 

ARTHUR SKALTSOUNIS 
TOM ANDRESSOS 
JOHN HOUMIS 
HOMER PAPPAS 
JOHN KONTOPANOS 



In Memory of 

MR. DEMETRIOS GALANIDES 
NORFOLK FOOD BROKERS ASSN. 

Delk and White Brokerage Co. W. N. Marshall Co. 

Henry O. Edye & Co., Inc. J. H. Perkinson Co., Inc. 

Foote Bros. & Co. W. C. Powell & Co., Inc. 

J. B. GrifFin Co. Southgate Brokerage Co. 

E. Martin Harrell Co. Spivey & Co. 

C. C. Waddill Co., Inc. 



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50th ANNIVERSARY SOCIALS 




ESTABLISHED SINCE 1934 




ADAMS BROTHERS 
PLUMBING CORP. 


FEBRE & COMPANY 




OF NORFOLK, INC. 


Virginia Beach, Va. GA 8-6731 




PLUMBING, HEATING 


1001 W. 44th STREET 


AIR CONDITIONING 


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"Congratulations On Your 


CONRAD BROS., Inc. 


50th Anniversary" 


GENERAL CONTRACTORS 


BODNER-SHAMES, INC. 


and BUILDERS 


1601 Monticello Ave. Norfolk, Va. 




Dial MA 2-7063 


203 Citizens Bank Building 






Refrigeration -Heating -Air Conditioning 


NORFOLK 10, VA. 


Distributors - Contractors 








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GREEK SCHOOL PLAY — SONG OF THE BABY DOLLS — 1957 




BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND CHURCH CHOIR — 1961 




DOUGHNUTS 





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3021 BALLENTINE BLVD.— UL 5-6060 - JU 7-5754 



CHESAPEAKE BLVD. at LITTLE CREEK RD. 



Wholesale and Retail 



Compliments of 

EL (AMINO RESTAURANT 
COUNTRY CLUB RESTAURANT 

GEORGE C. GEORGIADES 

PHILIP IGNIS 

SAVAS DRAMES 

CONSTANTINE MARTY 



OUR SINCERE 

BEST WISHES 

ON YOUR 



50th ANNIVERSARY 



E. SPERTNER CO 



Southern Shopping Center, Norfolk 



Mid-City Shopping Center, Portsmouth 





MRS. ATHENA GRIFFITH, CHURCH SECRETARY AND 
CHURCH CUSTODIAN THEMOS THEMIDES 





FATHER JOACHIM PAPACHRISTOU AND SUNDAY SCHOOL — 1951 



1911 Cchnjq/WihuJlcd^^^ 1961 
on your 50th Anniversary Celebration 



Quality 




Chekd 



DAIRY PRODUCTS 




PEPSUCOLA eOTTLfiVG CO. 

Norfolk — Newport News — Suffolk 



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CHURCH CHOIR — 1940 




WHAT'S THE BEST AGE 

TO START YOUR CHILD 

OFF FOR COLLEGE? 

It's right now — while he's still young and 
you have time to accumulate through life 
insurance the funds that will pay his way 
later on. Contact me for full details. 

ANTHONY F. JORDAN, JR. 
SPECIAL NYLIC AGENT 

NEW YORK LIFE 
INSURANCE COMPANY 

Maritime Tower BIdg. 



K^oinut iiiienli of 



JOHN ZARDIS 



i^onifjiunenli of 



HARRIS MUSIC CO. 

Coin Operated Phonographs 



19th Street and Cypress Ave. 



Virginia Beach, Va. 



Telephone GA 8-2752 



F. G. HARRIS, Owner 



{^onifjf iiiii-niJ of 



EZRA T. 
SUMMERS, INC 




ENTERTAINING ROYAL GREEK NAVY — SECOND WORLD WAR 




WAR BOND DRIVE — SECOND WORLD WAR 



Congratulations 


MASTER AUTO 




SERVING TIDEWATER WITH 


and 
Best Wishes 


U.S. ROYAL TIRES 

and Complete TIRE and WHEEL Service 


On Your 50th Anniversary 


• Custom Retreading • Brake Service 

• Front End Alignment • Batteries 




• Wheel Balancing • Seat Covers 


J. S. BELL Jr. 


MASTER AUTO 


AND COMPANY, Inc. 


SERVICE CORPORATION 




NORFOLK • PORTSMOUTH • MILITARY HWY. 

21 tl and Colonial 9th end High Sis Johnstown 




MA 2-1821 EX 3-2595 UL 3-7649 


GEORGES 


Congratulations 
and 


DISTRIBUTING 


Best Wishes 


Co. 


On Your SOth Anniversary 


"Pme Grove Dairy Products" 




WHOLESALE ONLY 


(Cuprus 


Phone MA 5-8334 


luniclmlcnt 


Office 1008 W. 45th St. 


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GREEK SCHOOL I'LAY — 192H 

FIRST ROW (left to right)— Katie Constantine (Mrs. Arthur Skaltsounis), Karanicholas girl, Helen Kar- 
avas, Margaret Karnezis (Mrs. James Christopher), Polly Tsoukatos (Mrs. James Loizides), Anastasia 
Gianniatis (Mrs. Vasilios Giannoutsos), James Karnezis, Bessie Constant (Mrs. Tom Lira), James Anargy- 
ros, Catherine Tsoukatos (Mrs. Ted Stamatis), Paul Bacalis. 

SECOND ROW — Karanicholas girl, Stacey Anargyros (Mrs. George Mesologites), Ourania Constantine, 
Angelo Constantine, Gus Bacalis, Sotirios Votsis, Pauline Anargyros (Mrs. Chris A. Christopulos), Stella 
Gretes, Roxanna Karnezis (Mrs. John Parker, Jr.), StL.matia Karavas, Evzone — Kominos Boy. 
THIRD ROW — Virginia Vergakis (Mrs. Gus Rogis), Penelope Christopoulos (Mrs. Chris P. Christopoulos), 
Alice Pallas, Miss Lazaridou, Helen Christopoulos (Mrs. King Thomas), Vergakis girl, Helen Diavides. 
FOURTH ROW— Karanicholas boy, Anna Constant (Mrs. Brad Willis), Sophie Constant (Mrs. Bill Pho- 
tinos), Helen Tsoukatos (Mrs. Andrew Nichols), Artemis Vasileon, Anita Nestor (Mrs. Peter Forchas), 
Rebecca Diavides, Helen Christo, Doukas girl. 



Compliments of 



MR. & MRS. 
ALEX SOFIANOS 



i^oninl intents of 

REN'S 
LUNCHEONETTE 

2015 LLEWELLYN AVENUE 

NICK CHRISTIE 
ANGELO CHRISTIE 



Established 1941 



The Authentic and Original Steak House 
in the Tidewater Area 



Member 

Diners' 

Club 

Recommended 

by 

Duncan 

Nines 



L^3^gX 




SIGNi'QUAllT» 



American 
Express 

and 

Hilton 

Credit Cards 

Honored 



Open From 12-12 

Approved by the AAA 

Route 60 — 10 miles from Virginia Beach 

Phone HO 4-1212 





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GREEK SCHOOL SKIT — 1928 



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GREEK SCHOOL — 1924 — MRS. DEMETRIOS BASSIL, TEACHER 



l^ompi intentd of 



(3hicurporjttcii 



Com pliments of 



WURLITZER JUKE BOX MUSIC 

by 

VIRGINIA NOVELTY CORP. 

613 Crawford Street 
Portsmouth, Va. 

DIAL EX 3-9690 



(^onipt intents of 



^\x\t prilic ^\m\ 



2820 High Street 



PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 



Com plmicnts of 



CHRIS' RESTAURANT 



517 Crawford Street 



PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 




OFFICERS AND BOARD OF ROBERT E. LEE CHAPTER 
NO. 122, ORDER OF AHEPA — 1930 

George Pahno, President; Chris Christopoulos, Vice-President; Costas Orphanides, Secretary; George Po- 
lizos, Treasurer; Nicholas J. Georges, Warden; Nick Asteris, Captain of Guards; William Photinos, Chap- 
lain; Gus Geraris, Inner Sentinel. Board of Governors: Sam Douros, D. Kontoyianis, A. Votsis, Theo- 
dore Baker and Demetrios Bassil. 




(^omplbnenti ol 

Mr. & Mrs. 

Chris N. Thymides 

and Family 




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BLACK ANGUS 
RESTAURANT 

1890 LITTLE CREEK ROAD 
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 

"Finest Food Served Anywhere" 
JU 7-0497 


Congratulations on 
50th Anniversary 

M & K SUPPLY COMPANY 

SHIP CHANDLERS 

1123 E. MAIN STREET 

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 

JOHN HOUMIS— Owner 
Phones MA 7-1204 - MA 2-4046 


K^oniulinienti ol 

;§^iiyi Qlurp. 

Proprietor 
AL SIELOFF 




BOARD OF ZOODOHOU PHIGI — 1930-1931 

FIRST ROW (left to right)— Mrs. Psimas, Mrs. Nick Bacalis, Mis. Santos, Mrs. Rellos. 
SECOND ROW — Mrs. Dragas, Mrs. John Kontopanos, Mrs. Nick Trahadias. 



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AT YOUR DOOR. . .OR 

YOUR FAVORITE STORE 



Promise of a 
sparkling evening 



6onl«d vnd*r owttio'ify of TTia Coco-CoJo Company by 



iVorfoIk Coca-Cola Bottling Works, inc. 
Koriolk, Va. 





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DIVISION OF NATIONAL DAIRY PRODUCTS CORP. 



TRADE MARK 



DAIRY PRODUCTS 



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y^onipiunents of- 



JAMES J. GRETES 



Insurance 



— OUR MOTTO — 

"We Guarantee To Sell The 
Best For Less" 

Virginia Store Fixtures 
Corporation 

1916 Granby Street (Cor. 20th St.) 
Norfolk 10, Vo. 

Phones: MA 5-2798 - MA 5-1051 
CHARLES COHEN, Representative 

COMPLETE RESTAURANT FIXTURES 



Business MA 7-2624 Home HO 4-4391 

SANITARY 

LINEN AND DIAPER SERVICE, Inc. 

2514 Hampton Boulevard 
Norfolk, Virginia 

JAMES A. JORDAN, Manager 


E. F. LIHLE D. L. SWEEZY 
L^ofniJiitnenij oj- 

MIDWAY 

RADIATOR 

CO., NC 

Certified Tire 6c Battery Co. 

GUY DANIEL JACK MURDEN 


K^onintinients oj- 

DENNIS COUTAVAS 

"FREEMASON 
CONFECTIONERY" 

228 W. FREEMASON ST. 
NORFOLK, VA. 


ATLANTIC 
TIRE CO. 

RETREADING 

VULCANIZING 

BATTERIES 

SEAT COVERS 

Lots of Free Parking 

Monticello at 25th Street 

NORFOLK 10, VIRGINIA 

DIAL MA 7-3665 



RIVERVIEW 
LAUNDROMAT 

3921 GRANBY ST. 


SPIROS 
RESTAUKANT 

Ingleside & Princess Anne Rds. 
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 


Open 24 Hours 

40 Washers and 12 Dryers 
For Your Convenience 

LEO and GEORGE MICHAEL 
Proprietors 


K^ontpiinienii of 

MARTY'S 

LOBSTER 

HOUSE 

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 


RECOMMENDED BY DUNCAN MINES 

AAA APPROVED 

Member; 
AMERICAN EXPRESS CREDIT CARD CLUB 

®I|r (Cnlnnu Jirstanranl 


"Food and Atmosphere Par Excellence" 


Telephone GArden 8-524 1 

1910 ATLANTIC AVENUE 
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 



SEABOARD 

PAINT AND SUPPLY CO., Inc. 

Building Materials 
and Builders Hardware 

NORFOLK, VA. - NEWPORT NEWS, VA. 


Coniplintents of 

^lantatuin iHntcI 

^{rstanrnnt 

30th and Atlantic Ave. 
VIRGINIA BEACH 


HOLBROOK CO. 

816 W. 21st St. 


K^onifjiinnnh oj 

Nick TiOndos 

806 Raleigh Avenue 
NORFOLK, VA. 


INTERIOR DECORATORS 







GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING 




INSPECTION STATION No. 2583 


Compliments of 


AUTOMOTIVE FLEET SERVICE 




Tidewater's First 2 Dynamometer Shop 




Wheel Balancing — On the Vehicle 


JERRY P. RENESIS & FAMILY 


CLARENCE and GUS GRETES 




MAdison 2-9922 




238-242 W. 25th Street 




NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 


Compliments 


i^onintinients ojr 


Alexander — Beegle 


NEPTUNE'S CORNER 


VIRGINIA BEACH 


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 



i^oninlinicnts of 




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Lester Grossman Co. 




INTERIOR DECORATORS DESIGNERS 


GLLF SIKEAM 






MARITIME TOWER, NORFOLK, VA. 


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Professional Member: 


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 


American Institute of Decorators 
National Society of Interior Designers 


CENTRAL INSURANCE AGENCY 

Complete Insurance Service 


K^omplinnnls ol 


1615 County Street 




Portsmouth, Va. EX 9-7593 






THE ROGIS FAMILY 


A. A. ARMSTRONG 




Fuel Oil and Kerosene 
Portsmouth, Vo. 


CONSTANTINE (GUS) 


EX 7-9181 


VIRGINIA 


SEVENTH WARD PHARMACY 


DEAN 


Complete Prescription Service 
Elm Ave. at Lincoln Street 


PERRY 


Portsmouth, Va. EX 9-3131 





Coastal Equipment Corp. 


Com f) I intents of 


926 HIGH ST. 




PORTSMOUTH 


MARY N. KARANGELEN 


VA. 


LOUIS KARANGELEN 


STORE FIXTURES 


THEODORE KARANGELEN 


(^ofnpiinienid oP 






Compliments of 


JAY'S 




RESTAURANT 


BACALIS FAMILY 


Intersection Highway 13 




and Shore Drive 





(^oniniinients ojr 

EMMANUEL 
KOPASSIS 


We trust in God and hope that our young 
generation will carry the torch of their 
forefathers to greater heights of progress 
of our Greek Orthodox community and the 
higher ideals in Greek literature, language 
and traditions. We have built the Golden 
Gate promised you 30 years ago — NOW 
the CHALLENGE IS YOURS. 

MR. and MRS. 
NICHOLAS PHILIP TRAHADIAS 

and 

MR. and MRS. JAMES KUKUNAS 


OFFICE PHONE MA 7-4555 

ATLANTIC EQUIPMENT 
CORPORATION 

EQUIPMENT FOR 

HOTELS RESTAURANTS SHIPS HOSPITALS 

SCHOOLS INSTITUTIONS 

905 GRANBY STREET 
NORFOLK, VA. 


Leonard lit la lion J 

Broudy-Kantor 
Co., Inc. 



THE SOUTHERN 


(Beit WJicJ 


INVESTOR 




Investment Advisors 


Atlantic 


P. C. COLLIAS MA 2-8442 


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Registered Wi»h the 
United States Securities & Exchange 
Corr* mission 




Washington, D. C. 




K^ontptintenli oj 




VALLEY POULTRY 


(^onipltnients of 


& 




PRODUCE INC. 


1. MATIATOS 


Distributors for 


FAMILY 


ROCKINGHAM 




POULTRY and EGGS 





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MEMBERS OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH COMMUNITY 



Acriday, Michael 
Alexander, Angelo 
Alexander, George 
Anargyros, James T, 
Anastassiades, Costas P. 
Anastopulos, Dr. Harry P. 
Anderson, AlexandL-r 
Anderson, George E. 
Anderson, Mrs. John 
Andreses, A. K. 
Angelopoulos, John C. 
Angeles, Tom 
Angelson, Bill 
Angelson, John 
Angelson, Mrs. Paul 
Anniros, Augustus D. 
Anninos, Augustine S. 
Anninos, Dennis 
Anthony, Peter 
Anthoulices, T. D. 
Apostilatos, Theodore 
Arghyris, Chris 
Ar>2,yropoulos, Chris 
Asmanis, Angelo 
Asteris, Mrs, Gus 
Asteris, IJicholas 
Athanasatos, Nick 
Eabalas, Peter 
Bacalis, George 
Bacalls, Nicholas 
Eacalis, Theodore 
Bacalis, Tnm 
Bachs?, Costas 
Dachas, Louis 
Baker, John 
Baker, Theodore 
Bala sea, John 
Balpsca, Miss :1ary 
Balasca, Willia-ii J. 
Bar'cer, Hichrrd B. 
Earnett, Larkin 
Baspil, Kosnios 
Bassil, Vasileios D. 
Beck, James M. 
Bonis, Dennis 
Boogades, Mro. James 
Boogades, Nicholas J. 
Boogades, Peter 
Boogades, Mrs. Stacey 
Boyce, Antonios 
Boyce, Theodore 
Brock, Benny P. 
Brock, Mrs. Thomas 
Calogeras, "mmanuel 
Calogeras, James 
Calogrites, John 
Campbell, Mrs. ITva 
Canias, Mrs. Sophia 
Capetanakis, James 
Capetenakis, John 
Capetanakis, Michael 
Caravss, James 
Caravas, Jerry 
Caraves, Speros 
Garros, James 
Cason, Mrs. Constance 



Catherine, John J. 
Catherine, Mrs. James 
Catherines, George 
Catherines, John G. 
Catselis, George 
Cavros, Mrs. Joseph 
Cavros, Dr. George 
Cha:iipsis, George 
Chamouris, Myrtis C. 
Chiperas, Mrs. Angelina 
Chlomoudis, George 
Chrisostomou, Harry 
Christ, Jack 
Christ, John 
Christ, Mike 
Christ, Nick 
Christakos, Thomas 
Christie, Angelo 
Christie, Nicholas S. 
Christie, Jack 
Christie, Nicholas T. 
Chris tof ides, Theodore 
Christold, George 
Christopher, Charles 
Christopher, James 
Chrlstopoulos, Chris 
Christodoulou, H. 
Chrlstopoulos, Chris G, 
Chrlstopoulos, Kalimahos G. 
Chrlstopoulos, Telemahos G. 
Christie, Mrs. Savas 
Chrysostomides, Smillios 
Collias, Jaraea 
Collias, Peter 
Constance, George 
Constant, Prank 
Constant, James 
Constant, Mike 
Constant, Theodore P, 
Constantlne, Anargyros 
Constentine, Angelo 
Constantino, Mrs. George 
Constantinldes, George 
Constantinides, Luke 
Constantinos, Savvas 
Constantinou, Costas 
Constantinou, Louis 
Constantino, Mike 
Costis, Gus G. 
Costulis, John G, 
Councilman, ■.Villiam E. 
Coureas, Harry C. 
Coutavss, Dennis 
Coutavas, Mrs. John 
Cremedas, E, M, 
Critzos, George 
Dalonas, Mrs. Athena 
Dalonas, James 
Damalas, P. J. 
Davis, George L. 
Deligeorge, Mrs, Mike 
Demetriades, George 
Demetriou, Jack 
Demetriou, Thalis 
Dendrlnos, Charles 
Dendrlnos, Peter 



DeOliveira, Jose 
Des Jardln, Mrs. Anna 
Devolls, Gus 
Diamond, Michael J. 
Dlorletos, John 
Diorldes, Mike 
Domazos, Nick 
Domme, Gerald P, 
Dcuros, Mrs. Samuel 
Dracapoulos, Gus 
Dragas, Mrs. Gregory 
Drames, Savas 
Dremonis, Peter 
Eagan, Mrs. William 
Econmides, Aristolells 
Elliott, Clayton H. Jr. 
Eugenldes, Chris 
Evangel, Mike 
Evangelou, Harry 
Evans, Mrs. Wade 
Panurakis, Costas 
Ficaras, Bill 
Fields, William 
Forchas, George 
Forchas, Peter 
Pountos, Gus 
Poussekls, George 
Franks, Harry 
Gabriel, Andrew 
Gabriel, George 
Gaff OS, John 
Gaff OS, Tony 
Galanides, Mrs. James 
Galenides, John D. 
Galaiides, Peter 
Galanides, Ted 
Galatls, Chris 
Ganey, V/alter P. 
Gatos, Dennis 
Gavallas, Emanuel 
Gavaris, George 
Gavaris, Louis 
Gelardos, Costas 
Genopolis, Gus 
Georgalls, Costas 
George, George K. 
Georgelos, Mrs. Anthony 
Georges, Mrs. Anna 
Georges, George J, 
Georges, Nicholas J. 
Georges, Robert 
Georghiou, Charalambos 
Georgiades, Costas 
Georgiades, George C. 
Georgiades, Dr. Nlcos G, 
Georgiou, Mrs. Archilles 
Geraldos, Marines 
Geras, Anthony 
Gianoutsos, Vaslllias G. 
Gounarls, John 
Gretakis, Mrs. Manuel 
Gretakis, Nicholas E. 
Gretakis, Miss Vivian 
Gretes, Alexander J. 
Gretes, Clarence J. 
Gretes, Ernest P. 



Gretes, (Jus J. 
Gretes, James J. 
Gretes, John G. 
Gretes, Mrs. Peter 
Gretes, VVllliam 
Griffith, Russell L. 
Habib, George 
Hadoulis, Mrs. Nicholas 
Hariton, Chris 
Harris, George 
Harrison, Nicholas 
Hatzopoulos, Mrs. Theodore 
Hill, Mrs. Guy S, 
Houmis, George 
Houmis, John 
loannou. And rev.' 
Jacovides, George 
Jacovides, Jack 
James, Mrs. Pahno 
Joannou, Savas 
Jordan, Anthony Jr. 
Jordan, Mrs. Anthony 
Kales, James 
Kalezls, Kalezis D, 
Kametakes, Chris 
Kanakis, Michael 
Ksoudes, Bill 
Kapatos, Costas 
Karangelen, Louis W. 
Karantzas, Al 
Karnezis, Harry 
Karseras, Spiros 
Katsambis, Michael 
Katsias, Mrs. Harry 
Kaudes, Chris 
Kaudes, John 
Kehayas, Virs. M. A. 
Kessaratos, Omeros 
Ketsules, A. J. 
Kiriakou, Mike 
Kltls, Luke 
Kokinls, Andrew 
Eolantis, Christos 
Kolsntis, Gu3 C. 
Kolantis, Harry 
Kolantis, Paul 
Kontcpanos, James G. 
Kontopanos, John 
Koppssls, Em-anuel 
Korahais, Mrs. A. 
Kosmetatos, Nick 
Kostopoulos, Nicholas 
Kotarides, Alex 
Kotarides, Christopher 
Kotarides, George 
Kotarides, Paul 
Kotarides, Peter 
Koussos, Paul 
Koutas, Sam D. 
Koutroullas, George 
Kukunas, James 
Kypros, Charles 
Kyriacoulis, Gus 
Kyriakides, John 
Kyrus, Harry 
Kyrus, John C. 
Kyrus, Neos 
Kyrus, Paul 
Kyrus, Thomas 



Ladlcos, Angelo 
Ladicos, Harry 
Lampros, Louis 
Laoudis, Gus 
Lemnios, James 
Liosatos, Bill 
Liosatos, Jerry 
Loisatos, Jerry B. 
Lipford, D. L. 
Lira, James 
Lira, Thomas 
Logaras, Jerry 
Lolzides, James 
Lftisos, Leondios C. 
Londos, Nick 
Loukas, Elctor 
Luzins, Mrs. Victor 
Lymbouris, Chris 
Macricostas, Nick 
Makriyiannis, K. 
:'allaros, Mrs. Theodore 
Mondalerls, Joe 
Mandls, George 
Mangus, Thomas 
Manos, James 
Manos, Nick 
Manousakis, Michael 
Manuel, Mrs. Charles 
Manuel, Socrates 
Marberry, Mrs. F. E. 
Marcou, George 
Markatos, Spyros 
Markos, George 
Maroulis, Achillis 
Maroulis, Costas 
Maroulis, George 
Maroulis, James 
Maroulis, Peter ( Panos ) 
Maroulis, Peter 
Marty, Zlno 
Mathas, Tim 
Mathews, Peter 
I«5atiatos, Zacharlas 
Mavrornatls, Jack 
Mazarakis, Gregory 
Medas, John 
Messolaras, Peter 
Metaxatos, George 
Michael, Andrew 
Michael, George N, 
Michael, Leo N. 
Michaelldes, Anthony 
Michaelides, Ulysses 
Mlchalaras, George 
Mihalr.3, Mrs. Vivian 
Mihalstos, Louis 
Milllos, Mrs, Nicholas 
Minadakis, Jason 
Moscopoulos, Aristole 
Moscos, Peter 
Mor.kos, Phillip 
Mousouris, Dennis 
Murray, Mrs. Francis 
Natchus, James 
Natchua, Tom 
Neskis, Andrew 
Nestor, Gus 
Nestor, Panos 
Nicholas, Charles 



Nicholas, George 

Nichols, Andrew 

Nichols, Gus 

Nikiforos, Chris 

Nikitas, James 

Nikitas, Sam 

Norton, Frank P. 

Orfanedes, C. G. 

Padls, Mrs. Archie 

Pahno, George 

Pahno, Mrs. Louis 

Pahno, Peter G. 

Pallas, Charles 

Panaglotou, John 

Pantelakis, George 

Pantelldes, Arnoff 

Papadlamandy, Angelos 

Papafil, Nich 

Papas, Homer M. 

Papachrlstou, Chris 

Paphites, John 

Paphites, Nicholas 

Pappas, Angelo 

Pappas, George 

Pappas, George J, 

Pappas, George J. 

Parpas, Gus J. 

Pappas, Mrs, John 

Pappas, John G, 

Pappes, M. H, 

Pa:pas, Peter G, 

Pappas, Peter S, 

Paris, John M. 

Paris, Mrs, Mary 

Paris, Michael J. 

Parker, George J. 

Parker, John K. 

Parker, John P, 

Parker, Thomas L, 

Patsalldes, Angelos 

Patsalldes, Chris 

Patselas, C. M, 

Patselas, Mrdestos E, 

Patsouras, Mrs, Constantlne 

Pavlldes, Chris 

Perls, Marcus 

Perros, James 

Peskopou, Ted 

Petlnatos, Vaslllos 

Phillip, Andrew 

Photlnos, .Vllllam 

Phylonls, Chris 

Pittas, Anthony 

Pohanis, Mike . 

Pollzos, Arthur 

Pollzos, Mrs, George 

Pollzos, Gus 

Pollzos, Miss Jeanne 

Foulos, Nick 

Poulos, Ted E, 

Poulos, Mrs, Voula 

Prassas, John D. 

Pyrgou, Styllanos 

Rellos, James 

Renesis, Jerry N« 

Renesls, Jerry P, 

Renesis, Nicholas 

Rerras, Nicholas 

Rlrls, George 



Rogia, C. P. 
Roufas, %s. James 
Sakellls, Michael J. 
Sarantis, Louis 
Savopoulos, Theodore 
Sgvva, Tassos 
Scordell, Mrs, Russell 
Shakallis, George 
Simon, Chris 
Simon, Victor 
Skaltsounis, A-pthur 
Skaltsounis, Gus 
Sofianos, Alex 
Solomos, Harry 
Soterales, John 
Spellos, Michael 
Spyrou, Chris 
Stakis, Nick 
Staraatis, Theodore 
Stamos, James 
Steele, Steve 
Stefan-u, Mrs. Minnie 
Stefanou, George 
Stefantsis, Jerry 
Stefens, John C, 
Stephanatos, Dennis 
Strawhan Mrs. Pitshugh 
Stylianou, James 
Sucky, William 
Taflambas, lanikos 



Tegerides, Gregory 
Temenos, George 
Teyerides, Stai ley 
Thanos, John P. 
Thanos, Paul 
Themides, Karry 
Themides, J-'ties C. 
Themides, Tbemos 
Theodosiou, Chris 
Theodosiou, N, 
Thimedes, Chris 
Thomas, C. G. 
Thymides, Mrs. C. N. 
Tonls, Phillip 
Townseiid, Charles E, 
Townsend, Marvin 
Tragaras, Kirakos 
Trahadias, Philip N. 
Trahadias, Nicholas P. 
Trahalis, George 
Trahalis, Miss Pauline 
Tsolakis, Mrs. Alex 
Vakos, William J. 
Valianos, Ernest 
Vallas, James 
Varelas, Miss Evangeline 
Varelas, George ?» 
Varelas, John P. 
Varelas, Paul P. Sr. 



Vasilion, Ernest 
Vassil, William 
Vassos, James 
Vassos, John 
Vastardis, Stratis 
Vavadells, Gregory 
Vavlidea, Theo 
Veneris, Mrs. Irene 
Venetidy, Chris 
Venetidy, Miss Joyce 
Vergakls, Harry 
Vergakis, Matheos 
Vergakis, Mrs, Ol'^a 
Votsis, Steve 
Vourdahas, Elias 
Vourlas, Nicholas 
Vourlas, Tom 
Watson, Mrs, Tamara 
Willis, Mrs. Joanne 
Winston, Mrs. Julia B, 
Wise, Mrs, Helen L 
Wooler, George 
Yamal-akl, Mrs. A. G. 
Yamalaki, Mrs. Nicholas 
Yates, Glen 
Yeonas, Paul K. 
Zagr-ras, Mrs, Nina 
Zerzefllis, Antonios 



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